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By Richard M. Hogg

ISBN-10: 1444339338

ISBN-13: 9781444339338

First released in 1992, A Grammar of outdated English, quantity 1: Phonology was once a landmark ebook that during the intervening years has now not been exceeded in its intensity of scholarship and value to the sphere. With the 2011 posthumous ebook of Richard M. Hogg’s Volume 2: Morphology, Volume 1 is back in print, now in paperback, in order that students can personal this whole work.

  • Takes account of significant advancements either within the box of outdated English stories and in linguistic theory
  • Takes complete good thing about the Dictionary of Old English venture at Toronto, and contains complete cross-references to the DOE data
  • Fully makes use of paintings in phonemic and generative idea and comparable topics
  • Provides fabric the most important for destiny learn either in diachronic and synchronic phonology and in old sociolinguistics

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Theoretically medial [gg], when palatalized and assibilated, will not contrast with /u/ and therefore no geminate /du/ need be postulated, see Kuhn (1970: 48, 49). Nevertheless, it seems sensible to retain the geminate phoneme for the sake of clarity and I do so here, without distributional justification. Examples of /du/ are: se78an ‘say’, li78an ‘lie’. sg. 14 8eby878ean ‘buy’, hry87 ‘back’ (2¥). The name-element E78- often shows simplification in BH, BH(N) preferring E8-, BH(I) preferring E7-, but BH(M) prefers the full form.

Ind. 18, presumably to avoid **〈uuui-〉. 31n2. 33 Except where 〈e〉 is a diacritic (eo) represented a diphthong both short and long, distinguished from 〈Co〉 only by the height of the first element. 30, 32. 155–62. As with Co, there are a few early spellings with 〈u〉 as second element, suggesting an earlier pronunciation /È, eu/. Examples of bu from Gmc *eu are: EpGl 940 stbupfæder ‘stepfather’, EpGl, ErfGl 726 trbulesnis ‘faithlessness’. ,2 Bede(M)† 2umer (< *Euhmer), LVD† Friu/uulf (< *Fri/u-). 1 2 Cnbowe has the vowel of the ind.

1 Colman’s arguments are supported by two ME developments. Firstly, when the diphthongs ei and ai do appear, then their subsequent history is different from that of monophthongal /e, a/, since they merge together, see PDE way (< OE weg), day. Secondly, once diphthongization takes place contrastive length is lost, as can be seen by Orm’s failure to distinguish length in these cases, see Luick (1914–40: §§372A2, 373A1). Jordan’s suggestion (1974: §87R1) that daèè represented [daiq] cannot be accepted.

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