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Title: The merger of OE pyncan and pencan

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The development of Modern English think is often explained by the morphological merger of the two verbs þencan ‘to think’ and þyncan ‘to seem’ in early Middle English. This paper exemplifies that it is not the confusion between personal construction of þencan and ‘impersonal’ constructions of þyncan but the loss of contrast between < -e- > and < -i- > in the Northern dialect and other dialects, which leads to the merger of the two verbs that occurred with the present forms þence and þince, as well as the merger between < -u- > and < -ou- > in the preterite forms þohte and þuhte.

Place of publishing:

Kielce

Physical description:

S. 175-190

ISSN:

2299-5900

Publisher:

Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Jana Kochanowskiego w Kielcach

Date issued:

2022

Identifier:

oai:bibliotekacyfrowa.ujk.edu.pl:8019 ; doi:10.25951/4895

Language:

angielski

Is part of:

Token : A Journal of English Linguistics

Has part:

Vol. 14/2022

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tekst

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application/pdf

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Feb 14, 2023

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Feb 13, 2023

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https://bibliotekacyfrowa.ujk.edu.pl/publication/4895

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