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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II: Morphology completes Richard M. Hogg's two-volume research of the sounds and grammatical different types of the outdated English language.

  • Incorporates insights derived from the most recent theoretical and technological advances, which post-date most elderly English grammars
  • Utilizes the databases of the Toronto Dictionary of outdated English venture - a electronic corpus comprising not less than one reproduction of every textual content surviving in previous English
  • Features separation of diachronic and synchronic concerns within the occasionally advanced research of previous English noun morphology
  • Includes vast bibliographical assurance of previous English morphology

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Acc. Gen. Dat. sg. sg. *-ã remained until after gemination, giving *sagjã > *saggjã > *saggi. sg. sg. under this account. sg. sg. sg. sg. in the simple a-stems, see also Hogg (1979: 68–73) and the discussion of the synchronic status of masc. 43–4. sg. would be re-formations from the oblique forms or the plural. 14. 19. pl. pl. 27(2)). 22, 25, with the consequence that high vowel apocope applies vacuously in such forms. 22 we might then assume *andijas > *endjæs > endes and *wctiju > *wctju > wctu.

Sg. g. 1 Despite their instrumental meaning, such forms must regularly derive from an original locative form, cf. loc. 18n3 in the present volume. sg. 48–9), similarly Wrenn (1943), King (1986: 77), Lass (1991). 1 ErfGl 845 uue8i ‘way’ contrasts with EpGl uuaega, CorpGl 1700 wega. RuneThornhill 3 on ber8i ‘on a mound’ shows apparently the same inflexion but with the original locative meaning. EpGl 494 thys 8bri ‘in this year’ is a temporal locative. 53). 28), though it should be assumed that -i was restored analogically after heavy stems if c was shortened before high vowel syncope, as argued by Bliss (1967: 113–17), see Fulk (1992: §§187–93).

Sg. form in -um, which may be traceable back to PIE. Apparently parallel forms are meolcum, Angl milcum, which appear both as instr. , and nosum, both particularly frequent in Bald’s Leechbook. 2), and for a more recent useful discussion with extensive references see Grant (1991), as well as Bammesberger (2001). The oddity of these forms and their distribution has never been fully explained, but the inflexion may signify an adverbial-like function. g. 12n2. 1 Temporal nouns such as wfen ‘evening’, dæ8 ‘day’, morgen ‘morning’ also show an endingless locative, especially in the phrases on wfen, on dæ8, todæ8, on morgen.

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