Excerpt from An Old English Grammar

The first effectual stimulus to a historical study of Old English, and the first outlines of Old English dialectology, we owe to Henry Sweet. In the introduction to his edition of the Cura Pastoralis the peculiarities of Early West Saxon were pointed out for the first time; and his paper entitled 'dialects and Prehistoric Forms of English' (transactions of the Philological Society, 187 5 - 7 6, pp 453 ff.) first directed attention to the earliest documents, and briefly characterized the principal dialects. Of prime importance are likewise his investigations into the quantity of Old English vowels (120, note); these were intended to prepare the way for a new edition of his History of English Sounds, London, 1874 - a work which leans rather to a theoretical treatment of Old English phonology. Besides, the grammatical introduction to Sweet's anglo-saxon Reader (now in its third edition, Oxford, 1881, though I have been able to consult only the second) contains many valuable, and, what is deserving of special recognition in this department of research, trustworthy particulars.

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Title:An Old English Grammar (Classic Reprint)Format:PaperbackProduct dimensions:456 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.92 inShipping dimensions:456 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.92 inPublished:9 janvier 2019Publisher:FB&C LtdLanguage:English

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