A Guide to Old English review ï 3

review A Guide to Old English

For than thirty years A Guide to Old to Old eBook #9734 English has A Guide PDF or been the standard introduction to Old English language and literature This Guide to Old Kindle #215 updated sixth edition retains the structure and style of the popular previous editions and includes two new much reuested texts Wulf and Eadwacer and JudithThe book consists of two parts Part One comprises an introducti. I have really fond memories of this book and can remember buying it many years ago At that period Mitchell and Robinson s books were all the rage I remember picking up a pristine hardcover edition from a bookshop and have treasured it ever sinceThe book itself is a pretty good introduction and teach yourself guide to the Old English Language with a selection of Old English texts and a glossary The first section contains really useful sections on everything from pronunciation to syntax while the second section contains the texts that the user can practice their newly acuired translating skills onWhile this book is nowhere near as comprehensive as Campbell s Old English Grammar or Mitchell s Old English Syntax and thankfully it doesn t pretend to be either it is a lot less stuffy sounding than Sweet s Primer and Reader and much fun to read for the patient beginner

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A Guide to Old English

On to the Old English language including orthography and pronunciation inflexions word formation an authoritative section on syntax This is followed by an introduction to Anglo Saxon studies which discusses language literature history archaeology and ways of life Sound changes are treated as they become relevant in understanding apparent irregularities in inflexion Part Two contains verse texts most. 1945 books read in 20171023 bookshelf read in 2017This book is aimed at native speakers of English if you know Germanhave taken classes in German you will know some parts already just with some new words I couldn t seem to remember Definitely need to re read if I really want to master Old English but my course is done

Bruce Mitchell Ì 3 summary

Of them complete which fully reveal the range that Old English poetry offers in mood intensity humor and natural observation Full explanatory notes accompany all the texts and a detailed glossary is providedThe new edition of this highly acclaimed Guide will be welcomed by teachers and by anyone wanting to gain a greater understanding and enjoyment of the language and literature of the Anglo Saxons. This book provides a description of Anglo Saxon many examples to learn and an impressive bibliography of sources to launch one s studies


10 thoughts on “A Guide to Old English

  1. says:

    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewAncient Norse A Guide to Old English by Bruce Mitchell Fred C RobinsonThere is a lot of nonsense out there that English somehow evolved from Latin So a uick history lesson1st century Romans came to Britannia and subjugated Celts Romans left minimal impact on the language and left at end of 4th century CE4th 5th century Roman Empire collapses Latin becom

  2. says:

    Haha look this is on GoodreadsI mean ahem It is my view that the linguistic nuances of Old English poetry are lost complet

  3. says:

    I have really fond memories of this book and can remember buying it many years ago At that period Mitchell and Robinson's books were all the rage I remember picking up a pristine hardcover edition from a bookshop and have treasured it ever sinc

  4. says:

    1945 books read in 20171023 bookshelf read in 2017This book is aimed at native speakers of English if you know Germanhave taken classes in German you will know some parts already just with some new words I couldn't seem to remember Definitely need to re read if I really want to master Old English but my course is done ;

  5. says:

    This is one of the best language primers I've used I really hate the phrase makes history come ALIVE butwellthe book goes out of its way to explain how culture affects language and how Old English affects the language we speak today Some of the poems The Wanderer comes to mind are unspeakably sad and beautiful

  6. says:

    Six weeks after I began I'm reading Old English thanks to the wonderful guidance of a good professor and this perceptive book Mitchell Robinson think of all the grammatical conundrums and explain them with simplicity so that in 4 6 weeks you to can read Anglo Saxon poetry and let there be no uestion it's entirely worth the

  7. says:

    What a backwards way to learn a language I taught myself by just reading the sample texts in the back with a glossary You pick up declensions as you go It would be better if the text started you reading OE right away and explained the grammar as it came up and as was necessary rather than dumping 100 pages of OE grammar on you to memorize

  8. says:

    This book provides a description of Anglo Saxon many examples to learn and an impressive bibliography of sources to launch one's studies

  9. says:

    Aimed at autodidacts as well as traditional students The author loves OE and you can tell

  10. says:

    This is my review for the Eighth Edition of Mitchell's Guide to Old English Overall I find it to be a useful introductory guide to the grammar syntax and pronunciation of the language It seems to be focused on guiding the reader through various Anglo Saxon texts in order to become a better reader and translator