Essentials of Early English: Old, Middle and Early Modern English
Routledge, 2013 M01 11 - 272 pages
A practical and accessible introduction to the early stages of the English language: Old English, Middle English and Early Modern English.
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1st person Sg 2nd person sg 3rd person adjective adverb Anglo-Saxon baet bananas BIND bone borrowing century Chapter Chaucer's Chaucerian English Class cnapan complex verb phrases consonants constructions Declension dialects diphthongs direct object distinction Early Modern English Ellesmere EModE expressed Finite verbs forms French function gender genitive Germanic Gloys grammatical grammatical gender hath haue Hengest history of English hlāford indicates inflected inflexions Interpretative notes appear King Late West Saxon letter lexical verb lexicon linguistic London Middle English modify noun phrase Old English paradigm passage past participle patterns period person pronouns persons pl Peterborough Chronicle phonetic prepositional phrases present Present-Day English preterite pronunciation relative pronoun Scots sentence Shakespeare's Singular Plural Nom Sir Orfeo spelling strong verb subjunctive subordinate clause tense texts third person thou usage varieties verb phrase vowels weak verbs West Saxon word-order written