Re: Old English Questions
|Date:||Friday, April 26, 2002, 5:43|
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|
There was also a mistake in the greeting form. It should be read |ha:l wes
dhu:|, with SHORT |e| in the verb.