By Randolph Quirk
Once back on hand in paperback, Quirk and Wrenn's Old English Grammar is a handy reference device to enrich readings in outdated English. acceptable for uncomplicated or complicated examine of outdated English language and literature, this short glossy grammar covers orthography, pronunciation, inflection, syntax, notice formation, and phonology. The authors offer a transparent evaluation of overdue West Saxon, with notes that open up the complexities of the language should you desire to pursue them. The supplemental bibliography further to this variation through Susan Deskis displays the main appropriate fresh contributions to the learn of previous English.
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Nei hun er dessverre opptatt. KUNDEN: Å, det var synd. PAMELA: Kan jeg gi henne en beskjed? KUNDEN: Nei, det er ikke nødvendig. Er Pamela Dale der? PAMELA: Ja, det er meg. PAMELA: Oslo tourist office. CUSTOMER: Hello. ) This is Ole Jensen speaking. Could I speak to Anna Olsen? PAMELA: Just a moment. —No I’m afraid she’s busy. CUSTOMER: Oh, that’s a pity. PAMELA: Can I give her a message? CUSTOMER: No, that is not necessary. Is Pamela Dale there? : Yes, it’s me). Language in use Telephone conversations The person answering the phone may (a) give her/his own name (b) just say: Hallo!
I’ll have to make do with (3: apples), (4: pears) and (5: bananas). But then, (6: a banana) I bought yesterday was not worth eating! My (7: family) is fond of (8: animals), so we have (9: a cat), (10: a dog) and some (11: fish). I know we have also got (12: mice) in the cellar, but (13: the cat) takes care of them for me! Norway is reigned over by (14: a king) and England by (15: a queen), who both have (16: sons) to succeed them. Queen Elizabeth has four (17: children) one of whom is (18: a daughter).
Gratulerer! Takk! Hvor er gavene? 34 PAMELA: ANDERS: PAMELA: ANDERS: PAMELA: ANDERS: PAMELA: ANDERS: And what day is it today? The eighth of April! And what does that mean? It is my birthday! And how old are you? Seven years. —Many happy returns! Thank you! Where are the presents? Language in use Ordinal numbers Ordinal numbers: Today is the tenth of April Apart from the numbers from 1 to 6, and 11 and 12, the ordinal numbers are the cardinal numbers made to end in -ende. ni/ende atten/de førti/ende Exercise 6 Below you will find the first twenty ordinal numbers.
An Old English Grammar by Randolph Quirk