E 310: OLD ENGLISH


Schedule

KA Old English Grammar
Grammar Chart
Harris Grammar Exercises

 

Old English Aerobics (UVa) will be part of your exercises.

We meet MW 11:00 am - 12:15pm

1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | 11 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15

 

WEEK 3 Syntax & Closed-Class Words II

    ave. 5 sentences/hr.

Monday 18 Sept.

    • MR §§ 139-153; 213 and 214; 194; and 184.
    • Practice Sentences (pp171-72); Genesis 3, lines 1-7 (p174) due. Gen 3 can be downloaded in PDF format at OEA.
    • Review case: (kA, review chapters; and OEA, nom., acc., dat., and gen.).

    Wed 20 Sept.

    • Continue Genesis 3, lines 7 to end (or as far as you can get).

     

    Notes:

    Isolate pronouns and conjunctions first, then inflected cases. Look for clauses and phrases, for clusters of words. They will usually be in SVO order.

    Your progress will be slow for another three weeks, at least.


    An interesting book has just been published on the use of Old English in 20th-century poetry. There's a free chapter in pdf on Ezra Pound and Old English (which he learned at Hamilton College). If you're interested, the book is here. (Click on the "sample of this book" link.)