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1st sg 2nd and 3rd 2nd sg 3rd sg adjs advs analogical Angl appears assibilation assimilation back umlaut back vowel Beow beside compensatory lengthening compounds declension dialects diphthongs e.g. OE e.g. VP early texts eW-S examples final footnote frequent gemination glosses Goth half-stress hence i-mutation i-umlaut imper indic inflected forms inflexions Ingvaeonic later loan-words long syllables long vowels loss lW-S manuscripts masc medial Merc metathesis monophthongization mutation nasal nasal consonant neut normal North nouns nW-S occur Old English origin palatal palatal consonants pass past pl past tense phonological pres present system Prim rare root syllable root vowel second element second fronting short shortening sound-changes sounds spirants stress strong verbs subj suffix symbol syncopation unaccented syllables usually velar verbs of Class Verner's law voiceless weak verbs West Gmc words