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Re: Old English Questions

From:Y.Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Friday, April 26, 2002, 5:43
Salvete, amici!
Mea maxima culpa!

An example of what happens if one relies on his memory and doesn't consult
the primary sources:

> > >2. What is the OE cognate to G <heißen> and D <heten>? > > > > Heitan. Middle English cognate, "hight." > > My sources give the form |he:tan|, sv.VII (so ME |hight| originates from > preterite form |heht| or |hiht| which is the result of reduplication)
I came home, looked into the textbook, anf found that it was NOT |he:tan| but |ha:tan|! There was also a mistake in the greeting form. It should be read |ha:l wes dhu:|, with SHORT |e| in the verb. My apologies, Yitzik ~~~~~~~~~~~~~