Sunday, June 5, 2016

Some Notes, Pt.1

Living' the note taking life.


I sometimes, like many academics, feel less like a scholar-in-training and more like a scribe. You read, write and repeat until you get sick of it, or lose your mind and start your second career as a dog groomer. Regardless, I have some notes to share. Enjoy, or don't, it really will not effect my lovely disposition while taking them.

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Introduction
(Bold indicates Old English letters)

[Thorn] + [Eth] = 'Th' (Each mark the present tense)
g adjacent to e or i = 'yuh'
ic = 'itch'
ea is one syllable. 'e-a'
c before e = 'tch'

Three different gender defined areas of the word 'the.'
+ se, seo, [Thorn] [Ash]t
+ Masculine, feminine, nuetral. 

The past is marked by -ode- or by the changing of a vowel; this is the equivalent of '-ed' in contemporary English. 

Personal names as well as place names were usually compound words.
If 'f' is between vowels it has a 'v' sound (ex. lufu='lu-vu'=love)

The shape of a word would change according to its meaning or use within a sentence; ge- (prefix) added completeness to the action. -an ='to make' (ex. gewyrcan is to make with the 'ge' adding the connotation that the making process had been completed.

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Well, that is it for the Introduction to the 'Teach Yourself'' guide. I tend to take notes conservatively, preferring instead to learn via repetition and engagement (engagement like blog posts), so I hope to distill the essence of a chapter or unit whenever I am taking notes. Next time, unit one!