English dialects from the eighth century to the present day, by the Rev. Walter W. Skeat .. Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912

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Skeat, Walter W. (Walter William), 1835-1912
English language - Dialects.; English language - Dialects - Great Britain.
  • Machine generated contents note: The meaning of dialect.
  • Phonetic decay and dialectic regeneration.
  • The words twenty, madam, alms.
  • Keats; use of awfully.
  • Tennyson and Ben Jonson; use of flittermouse.
  • Shakespeare; use of bolter and child.
  • Sir W. Scott; use of eme.
  • The English yon.
  • Hrinde in Beowulf.
  • The four old dialects.
  • Meaning of "Anglo-Saxon."
  • Documents in the Wessex dialect.
  • The Anglian period.
  • Beds's History and "Death-song"
  • The poet Cædmon.
  • Cædmon's hymn.
  • The Leyden Riddle.
  • The Ruthwell Cross.
  • Liber Vitae.
  • The Durham Ritual.
  • The Lindisfarne and Rushworth MSS.
  • Meaning of a "gloss."
  • Specimen.
  • The Metrical Psalter; with an extract.
  • Cursor Mundi.
  • Homilies in Verse.
  • Prick of Conscience.
  • Minot's Poems.
  • Barbour's Bruce; with an extract.
  • Great extent of the Old Northern dialect; from Aberdeen to the Humber.
  • Lowland Scotch identical with the Yorkshire dialect of Hampole.
  • Contents note continued: Lowland Scotch called "Inglis" by Barbour, Henry the Minstrel, Dunbar, and Lyndesay; first called "Scottie" by G. Douglas.
  • Dr Murray's account of the Dialect of the Southern Counties of Scotland.
  • Northum-brian of Scotland and of England in different circumstances.
  • Literature of the fifteenth century; poems, romances, plays, and ballads.
  • List of Romances.
  • Caxton.
  • Rise of the Midland dialect.
  • "Scottish" and "English."
  • Jamieson's Dictionary.
  • "Middle Scots."
  • Quotation from Dunbar.
  • Alfred the Great.
  • The Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
  • Old English Homilies.
  • The Brut.
  • St Juliana.
  • The Ancren Riwle.
  • The Proverbs of Alfred.
  • The Owl and the Nightingale.
  • A Moral Ode.
  • Robert of Gloucester.
  • Early history of Britain.
  • The South-English Legendary.
  • The Harleian MS. 2253.
  • The Vernon MS. John Trevisa.
  • The Testament of Love.
  • Quotation from Beds.
  • Extract from an Old Kentish Charter.
  • Kentish Glosses.
  • Contents note continued: Kentish Sermons.
  • William of Shoreham; with an extract.
  • The Ayenbite of Inwyt.
  • The Apostles' Creed in Old Kentish.
  • The use of e for A.S. y in Kentish.
  • Use of Kentish by Gower and Chaucer.
  • Kentish forms in modern English.
  • East Midland.
  • Old Mercian Glossaries of the eighth century.
  • The Lorica Prayer.
  • The Vespaaian Psalter.
  • The Rushworth MS. Old Mercian and Wessex compared.
  • Laud MS. of the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle.
  • The Ormulum.
  • The English Proclamation of Henry III. (see the facsimile).
  • Robert Mannyng of Brunne (Bourn).
  • West Midland.
  • The Prose Psalter.
  • William of Palerne.
  • The Pearl and Alliterative Poems.
  • Sir Gawayne and the Grene Knight.
  • Words from Norman, Italian, Spanish, Dutch, etc.
  • Celtic.
  • List of Celtic words.
  • Examples of Latin words.
  • Greek words.
  • Hebrew words.
  • List of Scandinavian words.
  • French words.
  • Anglo-French words; gauntree.
  • Contents note continued: Literary French words, as used in dialects.
  • Spenser.
  • John Fitzherbert.
  • Thomas Tuner.
  • Skinner's Etymologicon (Lincolnshire words).
  • John Ray.
  • Dialect glossaries.
  • Dr Ellis on Early English Pronunciation.
  • The English Dialect Society.
  • The English Dialect Dictionary.
  • The English Dialect Grammar.
  • Prof Wright's account of the modern English Dialects.
  • Some writers in dialect.
  • Specimens: Scottish (Aberdeen, Ayrshire, Edinburgh).
  • Northern England (Westmoreland).
  • Midland (Lincoln, S.E. Lancashire, Sheffield, Cheshire).
  • Eastern (N. Essex, Norfolk).
  • Western (S.W. Shropshire).
  • Southern (Wiltshire, Isle of Wight, Sussex).
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