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By Richard M. Hogg

A Grammar of outdated English, quantity II: Morphology completes Richard M. Hogg's two-volume research of the sounds and grammatical kinds of the outdated English language.

  • Incorporates insights derived from the newest 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  • Utilizes the databases of the Toronto Dictionary of outdated English venture - a electronic corpus comprising not less than one replica of every textual content surviving in outdated English
  • Features separation of diachronic and synchronic issues within the occasionally advanced research of previous English noun morphology
  • Includes huge bibliographical assurance of outdated English morphology

Chapter 1 Preliminaries (pages 1–6):
Chapter 2 Nouns: Stem periods (pages 7–68):
Chapter three Nouns: Declensions (pages 69–145):
Chapter four Adjectives, Adverbs and Numerals (pages 146–190):
Chapter five Pronouns (pages 191–209):
Chapter 6 Verbs (pages 210–322):

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18–19). 386). sg. should end in -þu or -þ, leading to random mixture of the two. 4,5 1 This may be regarded as a single suffix, see Kastovsky (1992: 388). Broadly speaking, -ung is associated with words derived from weak verbs of class II, whilst -ing is associated with the other deverbal derivations. There is variation and fluctuation, however, see Weyhe (1911: 14–49) for details. 98n1. 92). 4 For an extensive list of nouns formed this way, see \ermák (2002: 23–5). 5 A further group of nouns which have by the OE period become associated with this stem class are abstract nouns originally of the Gmc cn-class, such as meni8eo ‘multitude’.

93. pl. used adverbially meaning ‘with splendour’, is certainly no early form, as the poetic metre demands a word with a heavy initial syllable. g. sg. 1 Originally, masc. and fem. nouns were declined identically. However, the evidence of Gothic, for example, shows that in PGmc the masc. i-stems had already adopted the inflexions of the masc. a-stems in the singular, and the evidence of OE (which differs from that of Gothic, however, in regard to the singular) shows that this process had begun to be extended to the plural by the earliest times.

8 †Folcuuinis pers. 68. pl. are regularly developed from PGmc *-inz > *-cz. 59n1. 62 The earliest OE texts evince a variety of spellings which reflect earlier forms of the inflexions or of inflexions originally proper to i-stems but which have usually been superseded by a-stem inflexions. sg. g. 1 Examples not from name elements include EpGl, ErfGl 962 meri ‘lake’, 918 ry8i ‘rye’,2 CorpGl 664 cyri ‘choice’. There are no significant early forms of the gen. 61n2, whilst Bede 2 2adwinis is late, see Dahl (1938: 161&n) for this and for Latinisms.

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