Guide to Scripts Used in English Writings Up to 1500
British Library, 2005 - 294 pagina's
Despite a resurgence of interest in the history of the English language, this work is the only book available to introduce readers to the scripts used in Old and Middle English writing. The best way to understand changes in scripts across time is through visual examples, and this highly illustrated book reveals precisely how Middle English is different from Old English and how these gradual changes have developed.áImages from important literary texts such as Caedmon’s “Hymn” and the Lindisfarne Gospels demonstrate the chronological progression of the writing.
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First, in Latin it is a simple enough matter to substitute et, but in English there are
difficulties of choice, not just between ond or and but sometimes among a range
of forms, for example on and ant, as well. Second, I have tried as far as possible ...
and e touch one another, the beginnings of 'biting', that is fusion between two
adjacent curved letters, for example 'scolde', 1. 4. Overall, the scribe seems to
have done his best to observe the conventions of the Chronicle exemplar he had
The h is likely to be a conscious choice of the Anglo-Saxon form, for elsewhere (f.
jx, for example, where short r is also the norm) Orm uses the Caroline form when
writing Latin. So too the r may be a choice of the alternative letter^form by this ...
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This book needs a divorce lawyer. A divorce lawyer to split the text from the illustrations, that is. The purpose of this book is presumably to teach paleography (the study of scripts) as it applies ... Volledige review lezen
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