A concise but unusually comprehensive handbook for the students of Old French. Based on Dr Einhorn's very successful introductory lecture course for undergraduates, this book describes the phonology, morphology and syntax of standard Old French, paying attention also to the main dialect forms. There are numerous examples in the text; the book also gives representative passages of some length, and a glossary. Students taking university courses and scholars teaching themselves should find in this book an ideal combination of features in a handy format.... e.g. envieus, seiir, soif. 15. The group -Al- The group -it- in juxtaposed diphthongs, pronounced [-ii-], then [-iy-], was soon spelt -/-; thus patten agt; paten, proiier agt; proier, otroiiez agt; otroiez, pronounced [peia#39;yen], [proia#39;y6r], [otroia#39;y6ts] in the earlyanbsp;...
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