LINGram 21: Old English Grammar

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Old English Grammar

Joseph Wright & Elisabeth Wright

The student who throughly masters the book will not only have gained a comprehensive knowledge of Old English, but will also have acquired the elements of Comparative Germanic grammar. Although this grammar makes no pretence of being an exhaustive work, yet it is by far the most complete Grammar that has hitherto been written in English, and the first to deal with the subject in a strictly scientific manner (from the preface). Contents: Contents: Orthography and pro-nunciation, the prim.

Germanic Equivalents of the Indo-Germanic vowel-sounds, the prim. Germanic vowel-system, the OE. development of the prim. Germanic vowels and accentuated syllables, the prim. Germanic equivalents of the OE. vowwels and accented syllables, the OE. development of the prim. Germanic vowels and unaccentuated syllables, ablaut, the first sound-shifting, Verner’s law, and other consonant changes which took place in the prim. Germanic language, special West Germanic modifications of the general Germanic consonat-system, the OE. development of the General Germanic consonant-system, nouns, adjectives, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, word-formation, index.

(Re-edition; originally published 1914 in Humphrey Milford; written in English)

ISBN 978 3 89586 167 3. LINCOM Gramatica 21. 377pp. 2011.

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