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A Grammar of Old English by Richard M. Hogg

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By Richard M. Hogg

First released in 1992, A Grammar of outdated English, quantity 1: Phonology was once a landmark book that during the intervening years has now not been handed in its intensity of scholarship and value to the sphere. With the 2011 posthumous 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 work.

  • Takes account of significant advancements either within the box of outdated English reviews and in linguistic theory
  • Takes complete benefit of the Dictionary of Old English undertaking at Toronto, and comprises complete cross-references to the DOE data
  • Fully makes use of paintings in phonemic and generative concept and comparable topics
  • Provides fabric an important for destiny study either in diachronic and synchronic phonology and in old sociolinguistics

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2 But Campbell’s (1959: §429 and n) appeal to alliterative practice is by no means conclusive. 68. 57 The OE fricatives show a three-way contrast in point of articulation, namely labial, dental, and velar. 60, 75–6 for discussion. M. Anderson (1988b) for a fuller discussion of the phonological status of [voice] with respect to fricatives. 54–8. 54, the fricative represented by 〈f〉 must have been labiodental [v] rather than bilabial [b]. 2 Examples of /f/ are: fæder ‘father’, drcfan ‘drive’, hrdf ‘roof’.

Firstly, ea, when lengthened, develops as ba. 18 Orthography and phonology The balance of probability, but no more, is that this makes it more likely that ea was a short partner of ba rather than a monophthong. Secondly, qo and bo develop in parallel in eME, as /ø/ and /øp/, contrasting with the eME developmment of q and b as /e/ and /ep/, see Luick (1914: §§357, 361, 378). Thirdly, it would appear that in S dialects of ME ea and ba develop similarly and in contrast to u and w. Fourthly, in MKt ba and bo sometimes develop as rising diphthongs, that is, as [jwp], [jop], and this points strongly to an original falling diphthong in each case, see Hallqvist (1948), Samuels (1952).

Geminate /““/, that is, [gg], is indifferently spelled as 〈cg〉 or 〈gg〉, see Campbell (1959: §64). , wicga ‘beetle’ against hoga ‘care’, wiga ‘warrior’. The status of [gg] appears to be somewhat marginal, for it is restricted to a small group of forms, see Hogg (1982a) for further discussion. 65 and references therein. 64. 50. 62 The OE sibilants show only a two-way contrast in articulation, between dental-alveolar and palato-alveolar. The dental-alveolar sibilant patterns exactly as the dental nonsibilant fricative, and has an allophonic alternation of [voice], but the palato-alveolar sibilant is always voiceless.

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