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Layamons Brut 557
The Middle English period
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14th century 1st 2nd 3rd adjectives AdjP adjuncts AdvP appeared areas back vowel became binder closed syllables complement Complex clause Consider consonant constituent dative declension dialects diphthong diphthongised East Midlands element embedded examples final position forms forto French function genitive Germanic god-e godspel grammatical i-mutation infinitive inflectional inflectional endings interordinate Kent Kentish king la:l Labial le:l lengthening lo:l main clause masc medial Middle English modality modifier Modred monophthongised morpheme non-finite clause North Note noun clause occurred OE ME eModE open syllables palatal past participle periphrastic person phonetic value phrase plur plural predicate preposition Pres Pret preterite pron pronouns pronunciation Pte PVP Scandinavian sentence sing singular South strong verbs structure subordinate clause superordinate clause unaccented velar whereas wolde written