Essentials of Early English
Annotation "Essentials of Early English is a practical introduction to the early stages of the English language: Old English, Middle English, and Early Modern English." "Designed specifically as a handbook for students beginning the study of early English language, whether for linguistic or literary purposes, it presumes little or no prior knowledge of the history of English."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
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1st person sg 2nd person sg 3rd person adjective adverb Anglo-Saxon bananas BIND bone century Chapter Chaucer Chaucerian English cnapan complex verb phrases consonants cyning Declension deﬁned deﬁnition dialects diphthongs distinction Early Modern English EModE ﬁrst forms French function gender genitive Germanic Gloys grammatical grammatical gender hath haue Hengest history of English indicated inﬁnitive inﬂected inﬂexions Irreg King Late West Saxon letter lexical verb lexicon linguistic London Masc prop Middle English modiﬁers N Masc Neut noun phrase Old English paradigm passage past participle patterns period persons pl Peterborough Chronicle phrase 9 present Present-Day English pret pl pret sg preterite pronunciation refer reﬂecting reﬂexes relative pronoun sentence Shakespeare’s signiﬁcance Sir Orfeo spelling strong verb subjunctive subordinate clause tense texts third person thou usage varieties verb phrase vowels West Saxon word-order words