chapter  4
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Treatment of Accented Vowels in the O.E. Dialects

WithE. E. Wardale

§ 45. It has been thought better hitherto to give only W.S. forms in order that the student may get a clear knowledge of standard Old English. Kentish and Anglian, however, differ in many points and, as forms from those dialects are common in O.E. poetry, which is largely of Anglian origin, and occur also sometimes in W.S. prose, a brief sketch of the principal points of difference is here added.