Early Scots

Early Scots

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Early Scots describes the emerging literary language of the Northern Middle English speaking parts of Scotland in the period before 1450. The northern forms of Middle English descended from Northumbrian Old English. During this period, speakers referred to the language as "English." Early examples such as Barbour's The Brus and Wyntoun's Chronicle are better explained as part of Northern Middle English than as isolated forerunners of later Scots, a name first used to describe the language later in the Middle Scots period. Northumbrian Old English had been established in south-eastern Scotland as far as the River Forth in the 7th century and largely remained there until the 13th century, which is why in the late 12th century Adam of Dryburgh described his locality as "in the land of the English in the Kingdom of the Scots" and why the early 13th century author of de Situ Albanie wrote that the Firth of Forth "divides the kingdoms of the Scots and of the English."show more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • Duct Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135976575
  • 9786135976571