Anglo-Saxon Grammar and Exercise Book; With Inflections, Syntax, Selections for Reading, and Glossary

Anglo-Saxon Grammar and Exercise Book; With Inflections, Syntax, Selections for Reading, and Glossary

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1896 edition. Excerpt: ...the Danes. 2. Before the thanes came, the king rode away. 1 Literally, to take to (the) kingdom. Cf. " Have you anything to take to? " (Two Gentlemen of Verona, IV, 1, 42). 2 Brecan belongs properly in Class V, but it has been drawn into Class IV possibly through the influence of the r in the root. 3 See 94, (5)-4 See 117, Note 2. G. 3. They said (sedon) that all the men spoke one language. 4. They bore the queen's body to Wilton. 5. Alfred gave many gifts to his army (dat. without t6) before he went away. 6. These men are called earls. 7. God sees all things. 8. The boy held the reindeer with (mid) his hands. 9. About six months afterwards, Alfred gained the victory, and came to the throne. 10. He said that there was very great slaughter on both sides. 122. The verbs belonging to the Weak Conjugation are generally of more recent origin than the strong verbs, being frequently formed from the roots of strong verbs. The Weak Conjugation was the growing conjugation in O.E. as it is in Mn.E. We instinctively put our newly coined or borrowed words into this conjugation (telegraphed, boycotted); and children, by the analogy of weak verbs, say rmmed for ran, seed for saw, teared for tore, drawed for drew, and growed for grew. So, for example, when Latin dictdre and brevidre came into O.E., they came as weak verbs, dihtian and brefian. The Three Classes of Weak Verbs. 123. There is no difficulty in telling, from the infinitive alone, to which of the three classes a weak verb belongs. Class III has been so invaded by Class II that but three important verbs remain to it: habban, to have; libban, to live; and seegan, to say. Distinction is to be made, therefore, only between Classes II and I. Class..."show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 180.34 x 238.76 x 5.08mm | 82g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867947
  • 9781236867940