Martin Arista (2013b) lays the foundations of a grid of relational databases of Old English comprised of three components: a dictionary database called Nerthus
The comparison of these lexicographical sources has also attested the survival of 963 out of the 5,788 Old English adjectives provided by the lexical database Nerthus
. That is, 16.63% of Old English adjectives have survived without much change, in spite of the foreign influences and generalized lexical loss on which I have commented above.
(2) In the lexical database of Old English Nerthus
numbered entries have been devised, on the grounds of different category, different morphological class or different variants, for predicates otherwise equal.
group has made several contributions to the field, including Martin Arista & Martin de la Rosa (2006), de la Cruz Cabanillas (2007), Garcia Garcia (2012), Gonzalez Torres (2010a, 2010b), Guarddon Anelo (2009, forthcoming), Pesquera Fernandez (2011), Torre Alonso (2011a, 2011b), Martin Arista (2008, 2009, 2011a, 2011b, 2011c, 2012a, 2012b, 2013, forthcoming) and Martin Arista & Cortes Rodriguez (forthcoming).
In its present state, Nerthus
contains 29,987 predicate headwords (type), including 16,690 nouns, 5,785 adjectives, 5,618 verbs, 1,654 adverbs and members of other grammatical categories.
Martin Arista, Javier, Laura Caballero Gonzalez, Elisa Gonzalez Torres, Ana Ibanez Moreno and Roberto Torre Alonso 2009: Nerthus
: An Online Lexical Database of Old English.
In its latest format, the lexical database of Old English Nerthus
, called The Grid, consists of five relational layouts, including the dictionary database, the concordance by word to the DOEC, the concordance by fragment to the DOEC, the index to the DOEC (called The Crib) and the reversed index to the DOEC (called The Mirror).
To conduct this study, data has been retrieved from the lexical database of Old English Nerthus
(www.nerthusproject.com) obtaining a total of 6,073 affixed (prefixed and suffixed) derivatives, including 3,008 nouns, 1,961 adjectives, 974 adverbs and 130 verbs.
For the analysis of the productivity of--locan, I have used two main sources: the lexical database of Old English Nerthus
and The Dictionary of Old English Corpus.
'The ge-alternation and the descriptive power of Nerthus
The lexical database of Old English Nerthus
turns out 480 nouns derived from verbal bases by means of -bora and the following affixes: -a, -e, -en, -end, -ere, -estre, -icge, -o and -u, which can be broken down as follows:
The corpus of analysis of this research is based on data retrieved from the lexical database of Old English Nerthus
, which contains 30170 predicates.