E 502: OLD ENGLISH


502 Notes

As of 9.VI.03

06.VI.03 Books will be ordered to Amherst Books (formerly Atticus) on Main St. in downtown Amherst.

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.)
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).