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A Middle High German Primer

Third Edition

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Author: Joseph Wright
Published: 1917
Language: English
Wordcount: 68,885 / 206 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.2
LoC Category: P
Downloads: 1,117
Added to site: 2007.09.17
mnybks.net#: 18268
Genre: Language

The present book has been written in the hope that it will serve as an elementary introduction to the larger German works on the subject from which I have appropriated whatever seemed necessary for the purpose.

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}, to anoint, {zung[u]n}, tongues = MHG. {haben}, {sch[oe]ne}, {salben}, {zungen}. The {e} in this position was pronounced like the {-e} in NHG. {zunge}, {name}, {friede}, &c.

PHONETIC SURVEY OF THE MHG. VOWEL-SYSTEM.

Sec. 4.

Palatal { Short [a:], [e:], e, i, [o:], [u:]. { Long [ae], [e], [i], [oe], iu (= [u:]).

Guttural { Short a, o, u. { Long [a], [o], [u].

THE OHG. EQUIVALENTS OF THE MHG. VOWELS.

Sec. 5.

The following are the OHG. equivalents of the MHG. short vowels, long vowels and diphthongs of accented syllables:--

1. The short vowels a, [e:], e, i, o, u = the corresponding OHG. short vowels, as {tac}, day, {gast}, guest, {bant}, he bound, {gap}, he gave = OHG. {tag}, {gast}, {bant}, {gab}.

{w[e:]c}, way, {n[e:]men}, to take, {z[e:]hen}, ten = OHG. {w[e:]g}, {n[e:]man}, {z[e:]han}.

{geste}, guests, {lember}, lambs, {vert}, he go

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