A Grammar of the Dialect of Kendal (Westmoreland); Descriptive and Historical, with Specimens and a Glossary

A Grammar of the Dialect of Kendal (Westmoreland); Descriptive and Historical, with Specimens and a 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. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...bute, guse etc., but spoyn = cocliar spone (A.) moyne, soyn vbc. hastely. This evidently points to a difference of pronunciation in the two types. In such words as byus, gyus, ryuf, diphthongisation to au in all probability never took place, OE. o simply become ME. d" ()), which passed by the 16th century into u (1) and was subsequently diphthongized and widened to yu (11). Examples: I. OE. 5, Gmc. 6, a-f nasal-j-cons. bius sb. cowstall. OE. bosij, bosj B. T. I, 117, ME. boose Lev. 222, 17, booc, boos Pr. P. 41. fyut sb. foot. OE. fot. sb. hoof. OE. hOf, ME. hufe. Prk. Cons. 4179. sb. loom. OE. loma, ME. loome. Pr. P. 312. styul sb. school. OE. scol (OFr.), ME. scole. smyucl adj. smooth. OE. unsrno&e WW. 350, 29. Cf. smede = smo5i--. ME. smothe Pr. P. 46. styul sb. stool. OE. stol, ME. stool. Pr. P. 476. ftu, sb. shoe. Northumb. sceo Cook 166, ME. sco CM. 12823. II. OE. 0 = Gmc., WGmc. o before nasals. mijun sb. moon. Northumb. mona Cook 143, ME. mon CM. 388. m. On. s. bfyum sb. bloom. ME. blom CM. 9328. 108. OE. 05 medially has become yu in Kendal, whereas finally it has become yf (see 74). The words fyu sb. bough, pfyu sb. plough, are formed from the oblique cases boje, ploje. This 0 + 3 became a/ (Ic) in the ME. period, the consonant being lost in the 16th century (cf. Luick 114). 16th century u here was treated in the same manner as u from OE. o. Examples: tyu sb. bough. OE. boje dat, ME. bogh. CM. 4466. bugh CM. 4721. ptyu sb. plough. OE. ploje. syun sb. woon. OE. swo5ne, cf. swojen, ME. suun. CM. 11722. 109. OE. u + j in syu sb. sow appears as yu in Kendal. This u + 3 became uwe in the ME. period giving rise to # in the 16th century. Note, druun vb. drown, ME. drUnen is probably from...
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