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Date: 01-Jul-2007 From: Justin Chapman <Polisnyyahoo.com> Subject: Middle English
I am searching for a comprehensive list of Middle-English-derived words present in our Modern-English Lexicon. ( vocabulary of Modern English )
Using the search tools of Merriam Webster's for Middle English is an inadequate process because of how the system has been engineered. Using their online Unabridged tools, I listed Old English with very little systematic infelicities; however with ME, there are too many technical problems to list if I would like to explain clearly why these tools are insufficient.
After having spoken with OED, I am quite certain that their CDrom Version will also be inadequate for the job because of pertinent omissions.