|Man dēþ swā hē byþ þonne hē mōt swā hē wile.|
|'Man does what he is when he may do as he pleases.'|
(Durham Proverb No. 14, 11th century)
Dictionary of Old English to publish letter H
2015 was a remarkable year for the Dictionary of Old English (DOE). The annual progress report for 2015 projects completion of the letter H, presents system upgrades, and announces important staff changes.
“A word is born” - a virtual exhibit created by the DOE in 2014
The 2014 Dictionary of Old English (DOE) progress report describes progress on the letter H, coordination with the Middle English Dictionary, and the creation of the virtual exhibit A Word is Born. Some notable retirements took place. Toni Healey, David McDougall, and Ian McDougall have stepped away after each devoting over 30 years of their lives to the DOE.
Article for Tuesday 6 December 2016
The development of Indo-European plosives
Verner’s law describes a sound change during the Proto-Germanic era. It explains, among other things, the s/r alternation in "was - were".
Old English Language
An Old English dictionary that's easy to use and accurate
Old-Engli.sh offers its own dictionary page. This online Old to Modern English glossary is simple, comprehensive and ideally suited for the translation of original Old English texts.
Produced in 2012
The Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon Gold Hoard found in 2009
A 2012 BBC2 documentary on one of the largest treasures ever found: the Staffordshire Anglo-Saxon gold hoard.
Old English Dictionaries
Dictionary of Old English (DOE)
The Dictionary of Old English (DOE) defines the vocabulary of the first six centuries (600-1150 A.D.) of the English language, using twenty-first century technology. It has published letters A-G and offers various paid and free services, such as the "word of the week" or the "variant phrase search".
http://tir.doe.utoronto.ca/pages/wofw.html (word of the week)
http://tir.doe.utoronto.ca/pages/pub/web-corpus.html (webcorpus, paid)
http://tir.doe.utoronto.ca/pages/tools/varphrase.html (variant phrase searches)