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I lufsum quizzes, but not this one.

N.E. Brigand
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Feb 11 2012, 5:10am


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We didn't read Middle English in either my high school English classes or the one English class I took in college. Here are my guesses:

1. knoweleche -- knowledge
2. euaungelistis -- evangelists
3. derke -- dark
4. seche -- seek
5. swiche -- such
6. vntrusse -- undress
7. saynt -- saint
8. saue -- save
9. lufsum -- ?
10. ouerclambe -- overcame



Any words I got correct are due entirely to Tolkien, to some advice from NZ Strider ("Try reading Middle English aloud while looking at the text. A few words that your eye misses your ear will catch"), and to the key exception to my non-medievalist upbringing: Renaissance fairs and their music, like "Ther is no rose of swych vertu".

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A Middle English Vocabulary Challenge SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 10 2012, 7:22pm
    The List SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 10 2012, 7:41pm
        Okay then, without peeking... geordie Send a private message to geordie Feb 10 2012, 9:55pm
            I get it now! DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Feb 10 2012, 10:38pm
        "I am not afraid to appear stupid." This is fun, right? Lissuin Send a private message to Lissuin Feb 10 2012, 10:32pm
            That's the spirit! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 11 2012, 6:40am
        These look familiar... dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Feb 11 2012, 1:41am
            Okay, no Canterbury Tales either! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 11 2012, 4:23am
        I lufsum quizzes, but not this one. N.E. Brigand Send a private message to N.E. Brigand Feb 11 2012, 5:10am
            Good advice from NZ Strider! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 11 2012, 5:50am
        Amazing sevilodorf Send a private message to sevilodorf Feb 11 2012, 6:42am
            It does seem like that at first glance eh? XD // SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 11 2012, 7:15am
            Ha! can you give some . . .ensamples?// Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Feb 12 2012, 1:25am
        Whoa! Now, forthwith, the effort of the the Ignorant (me): Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Feb 12 2012, 1:21am
        Um..... with a lot of head-scratching... dormouse Send a private message to dormouse Feb 12 2012, 9:33am
        I gesse Fanuidhol Send a private message to Fanuidhol Feb 12 2012, 1:26pm
    The Clerke's Compleinte geordie Send a private message to geordie Feb 12 2012, 9:04am
        Lufsum! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 12 2012, 3:53pm
    Answers -- don't look if you want take a stab at the list first! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 12 2012, 4:16pm
        Why thank you! Fanuidhol Send a private message to Fanuidhol Feb 12 2012, 5:47pm
            Tolkien's Middle English Vocabulary geordie Send a private message to geordie Feb 12 2012, 7:22pm
            A common complaint about English SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 14 2012, 3:05am
        Middle English Dictionary and pronunciation guidelines Modtheow Send a private message to Modtheow Feb 16 2012, 1:44am
            Thank you, thank you, thank you Modtheow! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 16 2012, 3:27am
    thanks, SirDennis! telain Send a private message to telain Feb 13 2012, 12:40am
        Thank you for noticing ;) // SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Feb 14 2012, 3:07am

 
 
 

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