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Knowledge of English language

  1. Sep 25, 2008 #1


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    ScienceDaily (Sep. 24, 2008) — After several years of detective work, philologists at the University of Stavanger in Norway have collected a unique collection of texts online. Now they're about to start the most comprehensive analysis of middle English ever.

    This is so cool, i can not understand why it was not done years ago.
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    It will be wonderful to have more texts digitized and hopefully made available online. I have been interested in Middle English since my early teens.
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    Sorry for my ignorance, but what is "middle English"? Is it the talked English, the one one generally uses in everyday life? (Not the one used in litterature I mean).
  5. Sep 25, 2008 #4
    It's an intermediary stage between proto English and modern English.
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    Thanks for pointing this out.
  7. Sep 28, 2008 #6


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    942 years ago today -

    and some consequences -


    A little more background - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethelred_the_Unready#Marriages_and_issue
    (Ethelred II (c. 968 – April 23, 1016), Aethelred the Unready) - Ethelred's second marriage was to "Emma of Normandy, sister of Richard II, duke of Normandy. Emma's grandnephew, William I of England, would later use this relationship as the basis of his claim on the throne."


    It will be interesting to see if one can follow texts and scripts.
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  8. Sep 30, 2008 #7


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    An interesting article.


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