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LINGUIST List 18.1971

Sun Jul 01 2007

Qs: Middle English

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        1.    Justin Chapman, Middle English


Message 1: Middle English
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.

Linguistic Field(s): Lexicography



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