While sporadic replacement of dialectally
alien words is frequent in Middle English texts, including the manuscripts of Piers Plowman, large-scale lexical translation is much less common.
Secondly, this approach conceals a problem commented upon by a number of Arabicists, namely that (3) does not correlate well with anything else dialectally
It is worth turning now to other aspects of our study because although texts have been written in particular dialectal areas they may or may not contain dialectally
16); and that its dialectally
mixed character is not unusual among Indian literary languages, but rather is typical of them (p.
The basic assumption of this paper is that the prototypes of the ME -LICH(E)/-LY suffixes will exhibit a variety of token forms which will be dialectally
It is our intention to analyse the development of this dialectally
relevant Middle Kentish diphthong (in either the first (unique) or second constituent of a compound noun), by checking our early Middle English material (i.
4) On this basis, it was possible to build up a typological framework that allowed the localisation of more than a thousand Late Middle English texts, (5) each shown to be dialectally
The individual author from whom most -u- forms are cited is AElfric, whom there is reason to place dialectally
in the bight of the Bristol Avon in north-west Wiltshire not far from S1577(i).
Wakelin notes that "these -n forms are on the whole widespread dialectally
except in the north" (1977: 116).