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Page 16 - Jespersen deduces the rule that ' a nasal was very often inserted before g or d\ in the weakly stressed middle syllable of a trisyllable stressed on the first syllable '. The insertion in most cases occurred in late Middle English.
Page 7 - Massoretic text, the Hebrew text of the OT substantially as it was in the early part of the second century AD (temp. Mishna). It remained unvocalised until about the end of the seventh century AD See TEXT. Murray . . A New English Dictionary on Historical Principles, ed. JA H. Murray, '88 ff. ; also H. Bradley, '97 ff.