Old English - The Scandinavian Influence on Old English

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GRIN Verlag, 2013 - 36 pages
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Seminar paper from the year 2009 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Linguistics, grade: 2,3, University of Rostock, language: English, abstract: Structure: Part I - Textual Work on "Bedes Account of the Poet Caedmon" 1.Provement of the claim: For a precise classification of Old English 1 - 2 inflexional forms it does usually not suffice only to look at the respective form. 2.Formative relationship between OE l r and laeran2 3.Word formation and Compounding2 - 3 Part II - Term paper: The Scandinavian Influence on Old English 1.Introduction3 - 4 2.Historical Background - Viking Invasion on the British Isle4 - 5 3.Language Family6 - 7 4.Loanwords, loan-blends, loan-shifts7 - 9 5.Norse-derived vocabulary10 - 11 6.Conclusion11 Bibliography12 Erklarung uber die selbststandige Abfassung einer schriftlichen Arbeit Part I - Textual Work on "Bedes Account of the Poet Caedmon" 1.) It is unprofitable only to look at the respective form, because the -an declension of nouns contains five forms with the ending -an (Sg.a./g./d. - Pl.n./a.) Examples: guma - engl.: man (masc.)cyrice - engl.: church (fem.) Sg.n. gumacyrice Sg.a.gumancyrican Sg.g.gumancyrican Sg.d.gumancyrican Pl.n.gumancyrican Pl.a.gumancyrican Pl.g.gumenacyricena Pl.d.gumumcyricum Next I will specify case, number, gender, declensional/conjugational class, weak/strong inflexion of the following forms from the Caedmon text."
 

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