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Old English Language / Re: Word ending agreement
« Last post by David on December 01, 2021, 10:32:02 AM »
In the sentence “I thank my English gods” “gods” is the object of the verb “thank” and so is in the dative case. “My” and “English” are adjectives and so take the case, number and gender of what they are describing, gods, and so are in the dative plural masculine. Then “English” is in the weak form of the adjective because it is specified by “my”. Adjectives are specified by the definite article “the”, the pronouns “this” or “that” or a possessive adjective such as “my”. So I would translate “I thank my English gods” as “Iċ þanci(ġ)e mīnum englisċum godum”.
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Old English Language / Word ending agreement
« Last post by Wayne Aelfhere on November 30, 2021, 09:12:03 PM »
Hello one and all. I hope this finds you well.
Just a quick basic one on agreement of word endings...do they all simply take the case of the first bit (until something else happens in the sentence)?
So, for example, if we were translating "I thank my English gods" - "my" would have a dative ending (because following "þancian") so would "English" and "gods" also have dative endings?
Or is there a whiff of genitive here?

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News & Events / Re: Battle Wreath Laying
« Last post by Locian on November 01, 2021, 06:47:05 PM »
I second Eanflaed's comment.
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General Discussion / Re: Developments at Yeavering
« Last post by Phyllis on October 29, 2021, 04:31:43 PM »
that sounds fabulous - definitely due a trip
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General Discussion / Re: Dating the Newfoundland Viking site
« Last post by Phyllis on October 29, 2021, 04:28:40 PM »
I admit I was assuming the main consequence was a signature in tree ring dating - I'm not sure what else would be apparent! But I'm not good at science stuff
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News & Events / Globalising Anglo-Saxon Art Lecture
« Last post by Phyllis on October 29, 2021, 04:26:29 PM »
Professor Jane Hawkes on Anglo-Saxon Art in a forthcoming free on-line lecture

https://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/public-lectures/autumn-2021/anglo-saxon-art/
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News & Events / Re: Battle Wreath Laying
« Last post by Eanflaed on October 26, 2021, 10:14:14 PM »
Well done all of you. Sounds like you had a good time whilst keeping the faith.
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General Discussion / Re: Developments at Yeavering
« Last post by Eanflaed on October 26, 2021, 10:12:29 PM »
Wow, I’ll definitely be visiting Wooler next year then - an Anglo-Saxon Museum all about Edwin, Yeavering and Northumbria along with a whisky distillery! What’s not to like - sounds like bliss!
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General Discussion / Re: Dating the Newfoundland Viking site
« Last post by Bowerthane on October 26, 2021, 07:32:50 PM »
 Thanks Blackdragon.
 
 
“[ I]n 993, a cosmic radiation event, probably an enormous solar storm, caused a huge spike in atmospheric carbon levels that can clearly be measured in tree ring samples.”

 
 Has anybody heard of this “cosmic radiation event”?   Has it any consequences in Anglo-Saxon archaeology, that anyone has heard of?


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