What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
INDOEUROPEAN TO PRIMITIVE GERMANIC
WEST GERMANIC TO OLD ENGLISH
LATIN INFLUENCE ON OLD ENGLISH
4 other sections not shown
Other editions - View all
13th cent 15th century a-stem adopted alternation analogy Anglian back mutation back vowel became become borrowed cardinal vowel Celtic coalesced derives dialects disappeared distinct e.g. OE early loans early ModE early ModE verse feature final followed fracture French loans French words frequent front vowels gemination Gothic Grimm's Law i-mutation inflected forms inflexional influenced initial inverted spellings joined Kentish lack of stress late loans late OE later lengthening long vowel loss lost Macb medially metathesis monophthong nasal nouns OE a e.g. Old English original palatal diphthongization Past Paston Let Paston Letters plur pret Prim probably remained rendered resp result rhymes seen in ModE sequence short vowels shortening sittan sound changes spelling pronunciation Spenser strong verbs suffix syllabic consonant symbol unstressed syllable unvoiced vacillation Verner's Law voiced spirant vowel shift West Germ West Germanic written