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Title: Old English Grammar
Written By: Joseph Wright
Elisabeth Wright
URL: www.lincom-shop.eu
Series Title: LINCOM Gramatica
Description:

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: 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
consonant-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)

Publication Year: 2012
Publisher: Lincom GmbH
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Phonology
English Linguistics
Subject Language(s): English, Old
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Format: Paperback
ISBN-13: 9783895861673
Pages: 377
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