The Dialect of Hackness (North-East Yorkshire); With Original Specimens, and a Word-List

The Dialect of Hackness (North-East Yorkshire); With Original Specimens, and a Word-List

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1915 edition. Excerpt: ...(O.I. reika, Rolle rayke) to wander; swe-a (O.I. sweigja) to sway; sle-ap (O.I. sleipr) slippery; ste-ak (O.I. steik) steak; Ve-a they; t$e-a(r) their; we-ak (O.I. weikr, Rolle wayk) weak. 240. (3) From Scandinavian ey, the I Mutation of au, the equivalent of O.E. ie (ea): be-ast (O.I. beysta) to baste, beat; fle-a (O.I. fleyja, Rolle flay) to frighten; sne-ap (O.I. sneypa) to snub, chastise. 1 The O.I. form is drukna. Dr Bjorkman, Scandinavian Loan-words in Middle English, pp. 158, 176, assumes an original Scand. form drukna. M.E. au. 241. M.E. au has regularly become o:, through the stages au a: o: . The diphthong was derived in Middle English: 242. (1) From Scandinavian bg, ag, Northern M.E. agh, aw: lo: (O.I. log, Rolle lagh, law) law; o: n (O.I. ogn, Cath. awn) awn, husk of barley. 243. (2) From Scandinavian ag; Northern M.E. agh, aw: lo: (O.I. lagr, Rolle Ps. laghe, law) low. 244. (3) From M.E. au, which arose from the loss of a spirant after a, and before a velar consonant: o: kad (O.I. ofugr, contrary, + suffix-ward, Rolle awkeward) awkward; mo: k (O.I. maSkr, Cath. mawke) a maggot. M.E. ou. 245. Scandinavian au regularly became ou in Northern M.E., and the diphthong remains in the present dialect as ou: douli (O.I. daufligr) lonely, dull; joul (O.I. gaula, Rolle goule) to howl, yell; with j by analogy with 'yell' (Cath. 3owle); loup (O.I. hlaupa) to leap; lous (O.I. lauss) loose; louz (Cath. lowse) to loosen; rout (O.I. rauta, Rolle Ps. rowt) to roar, bellow; rountri mountain ash; ou (O.I. haugr, Rolle how) hill (in placenames); noutat (O.I. naut-hirSir) lit. neatherd, a simpleton; skoup (cf. Lakeland skaup) scoop. 246. But o: is found in: go: ki (cf. O.I. gaukr, cuckoo) a simpleton, (adj.) awkward; and in go: mlas (cf. O.I. gaumr, heed) more

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