A Grammar of Old English: Morphology, Volume 2 by Richard M. Hogg

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A Grammar of outdated English, quantity II: Morphology completes Richard M. Hogg's two-volume research of the sounds and grammatical sorts of the previous English language.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  • Utilizes the databases of the Toronto Dictionary of outdated English undertaking - a electronic corpus comprising at the least one replica of every textual content surviving in outdated English
  • Features separation of diachronic and synchronic issues within the occasionally complex research of previous English noun morphology
  • Includes broad bibliographical assurance of outdated English morphology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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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.

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. 7, the following inherited ja-stems occur: Nouns: stem classes 19 (a) masc. : (i) light: cynn ‘nation’; (ii) heavy: rc7e ‘kingdom’, wcte ‘punishment’. 2 1 From Lat. Caesar. The -ere is reanalysed in OE as the agentive suffix discussed immediately above.

Pl. políwn ‘cities’, Lat marium ‘seas’, etc. 61n2. pl. ending arose only in the a- and d-stems, or perhaps only in the latter. In that event, it must be assumed that in Gmc the trimoric variant was extended to the i-stems, u-stems and consonantal stems. pl. pl. of OSax man ‘person’. 3 This dat. form is locative in origin, see Bammesberger (1990a: 126), if it is not borrowed from the a-stem dat. sg. 74, suggests the ending here is locative. 62 on the possible retention in early texts of the original dat.

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