New PDF release: A Grammar of Old English: Phonology, Volume 1

By Richard M. Hogg

ISBN-10: 063113672X

ISBN-13: 9780631136729

ISBN-10: 1444341359

ISBN-13: 9781444341355

First released in 1992, A Grammar of outdated English, quantity 1: Phonology was once a landmark book that during the intervening years has no longer been passed in its intensity of scholarship and value to the sector. With the 2011 posthumous e-book of Richard M. Hogg's Volume 2: Morphology, Volume 1 is back in print, now in paperback, in order that students can personal this whole paintings.

  • Takes account of significant advancements either within the box of previous English reviews and in linguistic thought
  • Takes complete benefit of the Dictionary of OldEnglish undertaking at Toronto, and comprises complete cross-references to the DOE info
  • Fully makes use of paintings in phonemic and generative concept and comparable issues
  • Provides fabric an important for destiny examine either in diachronic and synchronic phonology and in ancient sociolinguistics

Chapter 1 advent (pages 1–9):
Chapter 2 Orthography and Phonology (pages 10–51):
Chapter three The Vowels in Germanic (pages 52–65):
Chapter four The Consonants in Germanic (pages 66–73):
Chapter five previous English Vowels (pages 74–213):
Chapter 6 Unstressed Vowels (pages 214–245):
Chapter 7 previous English Consonants (pages 246–300):

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The phoneme is normally transcribed as /s/. Examples of /s/ are: sittan ‘sit’, rcsan ‘rise’, hes ‘house’. ’, lwsa ‘pastures’. 64 The palatal sibilant was represented by the digraph 〈sc〉. 37. An important consequence of this is that medially the result of these changes would be the geminate /àà/, although this would never contrast with /à/. It further follows that since /à/ does not occur singly between voiced segments there is no voiced allophone **[è]. 1 Elsewhere */sk/ remained, and 〈sc〉 is used ambiguously, representing both the palatal sibilant and the cluster /sk/.

With Angl b for w1. 72, and that it is always preceded by a long vowel or diphthong. Here too the early glossaries and Kt show 〈-u〉 spellings, for example, ErfGl 610 mbu for mww ‘gull’, CorpGl 2 stdu for stdw ‘place’. 41 From the above discussion it might seem possible to postulate an overall vowel and diphthong system for OE, but this would be to ignore many differences which occur both dialectally and diatopically. For an attempt to describe the changing relationships between dialects and over time see Kuhn (1961).

49 for discussion. 59–70. In both types the question of the reality of the supposed sound change is difficult and perhaps even insoluble. For discussion of the status of the digraphs and what values they might have represented in these contexts see the sections cited immediately above for some tentative conclusions. 32 Except where 〈i〉 is a diacritic, 〈io〉 represented a diphthong both short and long, with prominence on the first element. 30. , and neither consistently remains in its original form after the ninth century.

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