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Old English:

see typetype,
for printing, was invented in China (c.1040), using woodblocks. Related devices, such as seals and stamps for making impressions in clay, had been used in ancient times in Babylon and elsewhere.
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; English languageEnglish language,
member of the West Germanic group of the Germanic subfamily of the Indo-European family of languages (see Germanic languages). Spoken by about 470 million people throughout the world, English is the official language of about 45 nations.
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; Anglo-Saxon literatureAnglo-Saxon literature,
the literary writings in Old English (see English language), composed between c.650 and c.1100.

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Old English

the English language from the time of the earliest settlements in the fifth century ad to about 1100. The main dialects were West Saxon (the chief literary form), Kentish, and Anglian
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Such contextualization is not difficult to perform on Old English prose works attributed to known authors, such as AElfric and Wulfstan, but for poetic works of uncertain date and authorship, this practice should entail sustained engagement with philological scholarship on the dialectology and relative chronology of Old English poetry.
Taken together, this collection redresses the limitations of previous scholarship by avoiding rigid intertextual analysis and applying modern developments in the research of emotions to Old English literature.
Section 3 reviews the relevant aspects of the morphology of the Old English weak verb classes.
The Old English Consolatio, which the prologue attributes to "Alfred, king of the West Saxons," was produced between about 880 and about 950, in two versions.
Phillpotts 1928; Timmer 1941; Kasik 1979; Weil 1989; Pollack 2006) and Old English maxims (e.
Put in these terms, this piece of research is a contribution to the fields of Old English word-formation and lexical semantics, which, with the exception of Wang (2009), reviewed in more detail in the following section, have not raised the question of the nature of lexical losses, in spite of its relevance to the structure of the lexicon.
Bill Lambert, manager of the Kennel Club Assured Breeder Scheme, said: "The decline of the old English sheepdog.
However, in order to address the issue fully it is also necessary to consider gender in other forms of (relatively) modern English, as well as in Old English and Gaelic as Nom's geographical neighbours.
The bias has been to 'prefer many shorter examples to fewer longer ones' while the translations from Latin, Anglo-Norman, Old English and Early Middle English are by the editor.
SOME POEMS in Celtic languages are older, but the earliest sizable body of vernacular literature in Europe is the Old English, dating, by liberal estimation, from the seventh century to the twelfth.
Language And Style In Old English Composite Homilies
The de Burghs, Fitzgeralds and Butlers, just to name the most prominent Old English families, became thoroughly Gaelicised.

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