From Old English to Modern English — comparing historical texts
It should be easier for you now to recognise texts from different historical periods of the language, and to describe how they differ from contemporary English. A very short example will illustrate this. It is the first verse from chapter 3 of The Book of Genesis, and illustrates some of the changes in the language from OE to MnE which have been described.
KeywordsDust Dura Suffix Verse Folk
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