Showing posts with label Old English. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Old English. Show all posts

11 March 2015

Ancient-Germanic languages documented - a preliminary-sketch

This image depicts an early map of Scandinavia,
the origination place for many invaders of
Rome's former-province of Britannia
(Olaus Magnus (1490-1557)
Published, edited, formatted, images added & annotations/comments (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig



One of the very few Anglo-Saxon warhelmets
ever found in the British-Isles
Ancient-Germanic languages documented - a preliminary-sketch


by Bertil Haggman

Group I
Gothic (Goths, Ostrogoths, Visigoths)


Through MS such as the Codex Argenteus (Uppsala-University Library) Gothic is reasonably well documented. Also Crimean Gothic is represented with a list of words by diplomat Busbecq in the sixteenth century.

map, showing several major Germanic/Teutonic
kingdoms in the late middle-ages

29 December 2014

The Anglo-Saxon Invasion- Britain Is More Germanic than It Thinks

Anglo-Saxon helmet
Published, edited, images added & comments/annotations (in red) by Kenneth S. Doig

(websource)


06/16/2011 01:13 PM
The Anglo-Saxon Invasion
Britain Is More Germanic than It Thinks

29 August 2014

Linguist makes sensational claim: English is a Scandinavian language

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Visual-definition of "north-germanic", created by me, using Snappy Words "Free Visual Dictionary"

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Linguist makes sensational claim: English is a Scandinavian language

Date:
November 27, 2012 (websource)
Source:
University of Oslo(University of Oslo. "Linguist makes sensational claim: English is a Scandinavian language." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 27 November 2012. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121127094111.htm>.)
"Have you considered how easy it is for us Norwegians to learn English?" asks Jan Terje Faarlund, professor of linguistics at the University of Oslo. "Obviously there are many English words that resemble ours. 

"to go": the verb's complicated origins & history from Proto-Indo-European, thru PGmc, Old-English...etc...

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Visual-definition of Indo-European, created by me, using Snappy Words "Free Visual Dictionary"
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(article from Wikipedia)

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To Go (verb)The verb go is an irregular verb in the English language. It has a wide range of uses; its basic meaning is "to move from one place to another". Apart from the copular verb be, the verb go is the only English verb to have a suppletive past-tense, namely went.

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