By Richard M. Hogg

ISBN-10: 0631136711

ISBN-13: 9780631136712

A Grammar of previous English, quantity II: Morphology completes Richard M. Hogg's two-volume research of the sounds and grammatical different types of the previous English language.

  • Incorporates insights derived from the most recent theoretical and technological advances, which post-date most aged English grammars
  • Utilizes the databases of the Toronto Dictionary of previous English venture - a electronic corpus comprising at the least one replica of every textual content surviving in previous English
  • Features separation of diachronic and synchronic issues within the occasionally complex research of outdated English noun morphology
  • Includes large bibliographical assurance of previous English morphology

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It is fem. at Beo 1936. 4 Here, and probably also in cw8, the root was vowel-final and hence directly followed by */j/. The phonological developments are regular. 137. 6 For liss, milts, cf. bliss and n1 above. 36n3. 47 As mentioned above, suffixation is a rich source of jd-stems. 46 are: beorhtness ‘brightness’, biterness ‘bitterness’, clwnness ‘purity’, wddness ‘madness’, all de-adjectival; blinness ‘cessation’, costness ‘temptation’, for8ifness ‘forgiveness’, on8itness ‘understanding’,2 all deverbal, and many others of both origins, although the former are more frequent.

On the dialect distribution of csern and cren, see Kleinman (1997). 22 The inflexion of light-stemmed masc. ja-stem nouns can be exemplified by a PGmc paradigm which parallels that of the simple a-stems but with */j/ preceding the inflexional vowel. 6). Hence, we can reconstruct the following late PGmc paradigms for masc. ja-stem nouns: 20 Nouns: stem classes Light Heavy Singular Nom. Acc. Gen. Dat. *saèjaz *saèjã *saèjas *saèjaai *andijaz *andijã *andijas *andijaai Plural Nom. Acc. Gen. Dat. *saèjdosez *saèjanz *saèjdõ *saèjomiz *andijdosez *andijanz *andijdõ *andijomiz The inflexion of neut.

19 In EWS, ja-stems typically were inflected according to paradigms of the following types: Masculine Light Heavy Light Neuter Heavy Singular Nom. Acc. Gen. Dat. se78 man se78 se78es se78e ende end ende endes ende cynn race cynn cynnes cynne wcte punishment wcte wctes wcte Plural Nom. Acc. Gen. Dat. sg. pl. 56ff. A further distinction occurs between light-stemmed nouns such as se78 and light-stemmed nouns which have final -r, for their inflexion in EWS is as follows: Nom. Acc. Gen. Dat. g. bæcere ‘baker’, bdcere ‘scribe’, leornere ‘disciple’, s7ipere ‘sailor’, s7dere ‘shoemaker’, and many others.

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