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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Note the adoption of -k/ for the back voiceless stop rather than the usual c of in
the Anglo-Saxon period when k is sporadic only, in 'weorkes', 1. I2g, and '
geiukodan', 1. 22g. Inflectional endings show some departure from late West
Whereas they share a basis in late West Saxon, the Chad homily has more in
common in vocabulary and syntax with Anglian translations of the Alfredian
period. It is therefore possible to argue that e for a in the Chad homily reflects the
Red and blue alternate for the initials, with some survival of green suggesting the
late twelfth or possibly the early ... 14, looks historically correct by contrast with
the article form 'j?anne', 1- 13 (pone is the expected form of late West Saxon).
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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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