Middle-english sentence example

middle-english
  • Besides the palace of the maharaja, the town contains a middle English school and a female dispensary, entirely supported out of the estate.
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  • Nude is of Latin origin, entering the language in late Middle English.
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  • The word "kennel," a gutter, a drain in a street or road, is a corruption of the Middle English canel, cannel, in modern English "channel," from Latin canalis, canal.
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  • In the middle of words when t precedes a palatal sound like i (y) which is not syllabic, it coalesces with it into the sound of sh as in position, nation, &c. The change to a sibilant in these cases took place in late Latin, but in Middle English the i following the t was still pronounced as a separate syllable.
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  • Maundy Thursday is sometimes known as Sheer or Chare Thursday, either in allusion, it is thought, to the "shearing" of heads and beards in preparation for Easter, or more probably in the word's Middle English sense of "pure," in allusion to the ablutions of the day.
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  • Portions of this text are printed in Henry Sweet's First Middle English Primer (Oxford, 2nd ed., 1895), which contains a grammatical introduction.
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  • The periphrastic superlatives also greatly outnumber the inflectional superlatives from the Late Middle English period onwards.
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  • After studying Middle English literature Emma loved using the word gast instead of scare.
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