Old English and Its Closest Relatives: A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages

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INDEX
In this index, “f” after a number indicates a separate reference on the next page, and “ff” indicates separate references on the next two pages. A continuous discussion over two or more pages is indicated by a span of page numbers, e.g., “57-59.”Passim is used for a cluster of references in close but not necessarily consecutive sequence.A
a
Abrogans,226
Accent, 10 - 11
Accusative case, 31
Acrophonic principle, 93 , 97
Active voice, 39
Acute accent, 26
Adjectives, 37 - 39 , 41 , 166 -67
Aelfric, 147
Affricates, 233 , 240
Age and comparison of languages, 195 -98
Age of Migrations, 69 , 74
Alamanni, 17 , 201 , 222 -24, 225
Alamannic dialects, 260 f
Alfred the Great, 71 , 141 -42, 145 , 146 -47
Alliteration, 126 , 128 , 133 , 135
Alliterative verse, 125 -35
Alphabet: Gothic, 47 f, 65 ;
Old Norse, 91 - 94
Anacrusis, 126
Analogy, 87 , 198
Angles, 136 f, 177 , 255 , 258
Anglo-Saxon Chronicle,144 , 147
Anglo-Saxons, 71 f, 101 , 136 -43, 177 , 255 , 258 f
Archeology, and linguistics, 13 - 15
Ari Þorgilsson, 75
Article, 34
Aspectual distinctions, 167 -68
Assibilation, 159 , 193 , 197 -98, 258 f
Assimilation, 8 , 88
Attributive adjectives, 37
Auxiliaries, see Modal auxiliaries
B
b
Battle-ax Culture, 16
Bavarians, 222 , 224 f
Bede, 136 , 137 , 139 , 145 -46, 147
Beowulf,132 f, 143 -44
Bible:
Gothic, 48 , 65 ;
poetic texts, 109 -11, 144 ;
Wachtendonck Codex, 203 -4, 215 -20;
Old High German texts, 226
Borrowing, 2 - 4 , 65 - 66 , 198
Breaking, 158 , 192
British, 136 -37, 139 f
Busbecq, Oghier Ghislain de, 50
Byrhtferth, 147
C
c
Case, 29 - 32 , 35 - 39passim,196
Celts, 17 , 71 f, 136 -37, 139 f
Charlemagne, 106 ff, 140 , 179 , 202 -3, 225
Christianity, 45 , 48 , 50 , 73 , 106 ff, 110 , 144 f, 179 , 201 , 261
Circumflex, 26
Clause subordination, 171 -74
Cognates, 6 , 20 - 21
Comparative adjectives, 38 - 39
Comparative method, 5 - 13
Complementary distribution, 58
Consonants:
Germanic, 25 - 26 ;
Gothic, 55 - 56 ;
Old Norse, 82 - 84 ;
Old Saxon, 116 -18;
gemination, 121 -22, 159 , 192 , 213 , 236 , 239 f, 244 ;
alliterative verse, 128 ;
Old English, 154 -56;
Old Frisian, 189 -90;
High German Consonant Shift, 203 , 218 , 232 -33, 236 , 239 -44, 262 ;

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Old English and Its Closest Relatives: A Survey of the Earliest Germanic Languages
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Contents vii
  • Abbreviations xi
  • The Germanic Language Family 1
  • Germanic: A Grammatical Sketch 24
  • Gothic 43
  • Old Norse 69
  • Old Saxon 100
  • Old English 136
  • Old Frisian 176
  • Old Low Franconian 199
  • Old High German 222
  • The Grouping of the Germanic Languages 247
  • Appendix 265
  • Appendix: 267
  • Reference Matter 277
  • Bibliography 279
  • Index 285
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