Cover of: The infinitive in Anglo-Saxon | Morgan Callaway Read Online

The infinitive in Anglo-Saxon

  • 309 Want to read
  • ·
  • 65 Currently reading

Published by Carnegie Institution of Washington in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • English language -- Old English, ca. 450-1100 -- Infinitive

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 322-334).

Statementby Morgan Callaway, Jr.
SeriesCarnegie Institution of Washington publication ;, no. 169, Carnegie Institution of Washington publication ;, 169.
LC ClassificationsPE197 .C3
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 339 p. ;
Number of Pages339
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6559129M
LC Control Number13016447

Download The infinitive in Anglo-Saxon


Tell readers what you thought by rating and reviewing this book. Rate it * You Rated it * 0. 1 Star The infinitive in Anglo-Saxon. by Morgan Callaway. Thanks for Sharing! You submitted the following rating and review. We'll publish them on our site once we've reviewed them. : Morgan Callaway. COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle coronavirus.   The infinitive in Anglo-Saxon Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Follow the "All Files: HTTP" link in the "View the book" box to the left to find XML files that contain more metadata about the original images and the derived formats (OCR results, PDF etc.). Search for: The Infinitive in Anglo-Saxon (Classic Reprint) Posted On By kuzix.

The Infinitive in Anglo-Saxon (Classic Reprint) Posted on by dovan. The inflected infinitive exclusively functioned like a noun after to only until Proto-Germanic times, maybe until A.D. or so. By the time Old English was written down, it already behaved like a verb in the overwhelming majority of cases.   Old English sentences have also been cited from Sweet’s Anglo-Saxon Reader, Bright’s Anglo-Saxon Reader, and Cook’s First Book in Old English. The short chapter on the Order of Words has been condensed from my Order of Words in Anglo-Saxon Prose (Publications of the Modern Language Association of America, New Series, Vol. I, No. 2). The grammar of Old Saxon is highly inflected, similar to that of Old English or an ancient Germanic language, the morphological system of Old Saxon is similar to that of the hypothetical Proto-Germanic reconstruction, retaining many of the inflections thought to have been common in Proto-Indo-European and also including characteristically Germanic constructions such as the umlaut.

  The infinitive ending is commonly -an or -en, which is similar to the modern German-en infinitive ending. Also the orthographic cognate ge- is used in both German and Anglo-Saxon to represent the past tense, even if they are not pronounced the same way, and in Standard High German, the prefix is required, whereas the Anglo-Saxon one is more. Audio Books & Poetry Community Audio Computers, Technology and Science Music, Arts & Culture News & Public Affairs Non-English Audio Spirituality & Religion. Librivox Free Audiobook. Essential Cast Aphorism Macro Mandarin Chinese Lessons with Wei Lai MAKE Podcast Full text of "The infinitive in Anglo-Saxon".   But in the late ’s when the books of the Gospel were translated into Anglo-Saxon (what we now call Old English), they decided not to steal the baptism word but instead use a word in English that people already knew and understood. In other words, they decided to translate the word, unlike our modern practice of adopting the original word. The grammar of Old English is quite different from that of Modern English, predominantly by being much more an old Germanic language, Old English has a morphological system that is similar to that of the hypothetical Proto-Germanic reconstruction, retaining many of the inflections thought to have been common in Proto-Indo-European and also including constructions characteristic of.