An Old English Grammar
Psychology Press, 1989 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 166 pages
This book is designed especially for the literary student of English, and provides a single compact grammar primarily concerned with Classical Old English, rather than the other Old English dialects. The book takes a descriptive approach and avoids assuming a knowledge of Germanic philology. The introduction provides a minimum background of knowledge and indicates the kinds of evidence on which the grammatical description is based.
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1'-mutation adjectives adverbs alternative back vowel Beowulf beside biddan C. L. Wrenn Class classical OE clauses common consonantal verbs cuman cyning dative declension deﬁnite déman dependent clause dialects diphthongs early WS ending example expressed feminine ﬁd ﬁe ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst forms adjectives frequently fricative front vowels function g.pl g.sg genitive Gmc languages Godes grammar Grimm's Law hine i-mutation indeﬁnite indic inﬁn inﬁnitive inﬂected inﬂexion inﬂuence king late OE Latin lengthening masc masculine Mod.E modiﬁes various mutation n.sg nasal neut neuter nouns OE period Old English p.sg palatal palatal consonant past pple perfective aspect phonetic plosive plurals Pr.OE preceding preﬁx prepositions pres pret preterite pronouns pronunciation reﬂexive short vowels similarly sometimes sonant sound-changes sounds stem stress subj suﬂix superl symbols syncope uninﬂected usually velarised velarised consonants vocalic verbs voiceless weard words