Free and Discounted Ebooks
Join 130,000 readers! Get our ebook deals straight to your inbox.

Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 6

English Language to Epsom Salts

Cover image for

Download


Author: Various Authors
Published: 1911
Language: English
Wordcount: 176,670 / 555 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 40.6
LoC Category: AE
Downloads: 886
Added to site: 2011.08.01
mnybks.net#: 30541
Genre: Reference
Excerpt

the Angel-cynn as distinguished from Saxons of the Continent (see New English Dictionary, s.v.). Its modern use is mainly due to the little band of scholars who in the 16th and 17th centuries turned their attention to the long-forgotten language of Alfred and Aelfric, which, as it differed so greatly from the English of their own day, they found it convenient to distinguish by a name which was applied to themselves by those who spoke it.[5] To these scholars "Anglo-Saxon" and "English" were separated by a gulf which it was reserved for later scholarship to bridge across, and show the historical continuity of the English of all ages.

As already hinted, the English language, in the wide sense, presents three main stages of development--Old, Middle and Modern--distinguished by their inflectional characteristics. The latter can be best summarized in the words of Dr Henry Sweet in his History of English Sounds:[6] "Old English is the period of full inflections (nama<

SUBSCRIBE TO MANYBOOKS 

FREE EBOOKS 

Join 120,000+ fellow readers! Get Free eBooks and book bargains from ManyBooks in your inbox. 

We respect your email privacy

(advanced)
login | register

User ID

Password

reset password

Author of the Day

Pamela Fagan Hutchins
Pamela Fagan Hutchins loves to jog with her dogs and goat, have yoga sessions with her husband and enjoy life while writing awesome romantic mysteries. In this interview, Hutchins reveals how she creates her characters, how she manages to work on three books at a time and which male character in her books is most like her husband.
Read full interview...