A User-friendly Dictionary of Old English and Reader Paperback – 24 Oct 2005
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This dictionary contains some 3,500 of the commonest words in Old English (OE) arranged by consonant order, plus an introduction to the OE language and a selection of representative OE texts. Beginners will be able to translate simple passages of prose and verse from the rich variety of Old English texts. Advanced students will find it a rapid reference aid. Words are listed by order of the consonants they contain, rather than by the usual strict alphabetical order of all letters in the word. The variation in Old English in stressed vowels at different times and in different dialects, plus many variants of spellings, can make it tricky to look up words in conventional Old English dictionaries as you are repeatedly referred to another entry. This problem is largely eliminated here and the user should find this dictionary offers an easy and speedy way to locate Old English words. For the fifth edition the Introduction has been fully revised and a selection of representative Old English texts included. These will start you on the path of appreciating a very special literature and the way the language works.
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The text is clear and the sections on pronunciation and grammer invaluable.
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Really useful for old English learners,but also fascinating to help look at the exisiting old English words in modern English!Published 15 months ago by Tina Maria
this shows its not a dead language, really worth reading. Its a lot more than a dictionary, and helps you see where our language originated.Published on 19 Dec. 2013 by J. Mcewan