E 502: OLD ENGLISH


502 Notes

 

022.VII.04 Books will be ordered to Odyssey Books in the shops across from the college.

As you begin to memorize Old English words, start with closed-class words. Conjunctions, pronouns, prepositions, and articles are not numerous. Make a list using Barney, Word Hoard, like this: "Conjunctions § 1, 2, 21, 56, 59, 155, 160." You may want to make a chart for ease:

[th]aer
1
conj
there (adv.)
swa
2
conj
as (adv.), so
aer
21
conj
before (adv., prep.)
ac
56
conj
but
nu
59
conj
now (adv.)
o[th][th]e
155
conj
or
gif
160
conj
if

To which you can add ond, eac, [th]eah, etc (see MR § 184).

15.X.04 The Wessex font can be had here.