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A Middle English Vocabulary Challenge

SirDennisC
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Oct 23 2012, 12:53am


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Greetings!

Welcome to another instalment of "A Middle English Vocabulary Challenge," a word game drawn from two of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle English glossaries:

A) A Middle English Vocabulary, by J.R.R. Tolkien, as published in Sisam, Kenneth, ed. Fourteenth Century Verse & Prose, London: Oxford University Press, 1955; and

B) Tolkien & Gordon ed. Sir Gawain & The Green Knight, London: Oxford University Press, 1963.

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Good news!

In order to play you require neither glossary as this is a game of guessing, reasoned or otherwise. We ask that those who do have access to the glossaries to wait until after you post to look up the words! As always please no answers in subject lines

Unto the Challenge

For each of the following words, please state its definition and/or a contemporary equivalent word as you deem appropriate.

1. moue
2. ilyke
3. bewty
4. romaunce
5. nayted
6. dredles
7. lofers
8. gruchyng
9. prufe
10. cheryche

There you go, have at them! And tarry not -- answers to follow in a few days.

Some parting advice from NZ Strider via NEB: "Try reading Middle English aloud while looking at the text. A few words that your eye misses your ear will catch."


(This post was edited by SirDennisC on Oct 23 2012, 12:56am)

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A Middle English Vocabulary Challenge SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 23 2012, 12:53am
    Looks fun! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 23 2012, 1:05am
    Hazarding (definitley the right word!) a few guesses: Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Oct 23 2012, 2:50am
    I'll give it a try Eye's on Guard Send a private message to Eye's on Guard Oct 23 2012, 4:57am
    Some great guesses so far, even some bingos! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 23 2012, 9:21pm
        I'll have you know Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 23 2012, 9:55pm
            No doubt SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 23 2012, 11:23pm
                I'll be surprised Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 23 2012, 11:49pm
    Recalling my English lit. classes from last century... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Oct 24 2012, 5:16am
    Answers SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 25 2012, 3:10pm
        My guesses... Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Oct 26 2012, 1:17pm
            I'm gonna change Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Oct 26 2012, 1:45pm
        I had peaked at the answers already DanielLB Send a private message to DanielLB Oct 26 2012, 1:23pm
    Answers, this time trwly. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 26 2012, 8:10pm
        Woohoo! 3.5! Ardamírë Send a private message to Ardamírë Oct 26 2012, 9:08pm
            Yes, good show Ardamírë ;) // SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 27 2012, 1:35am
                In my defense... Morthoron Send a private message to Morthoron Oct 27 2012, 2:12am
                    No defence needed SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 27 2012, 3:19am
        Woot Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Oct 27 2012, 12:27am
            Makes sense SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 27 2012, 1:34am
    These are fun! dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 29 2012, 12:45am
        Ah, I see that Morthoron has provided the details dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Oct 29 2012, 12:50am
            Weeelllll SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 29 2012, 3:38pm
                Speaking of context, here is the line nayted is used SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Oct 29 2012, 4:03pm
                More about nayt than anybody wants to know Phibbus Send a private message to Phibbus Nov 1 2012, 5:07am
                    Thank you Phibbus SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 2 2012, 3:05am
                    This makes one appreciate dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 3 2012, 2:02am
                        Over your head? Not at all -- SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 11 2012, 5:13am
                            It's easy to understand dernwyn Send a private message to dernwyn Nov 12 2012, 12:52am
                    This just in SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 14 2012, 3:20am
                        That reminds me of a dreadful translation of Ethel Duath Send a private message to Ethel Duath Nov 14 2012, 4:18pm
    My career in Medieval Linguistics macmallorn Send a private message to macmallorn Nov 5 2012, 10:53pm
        Welcome to TORn Macmallorn! SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 6 2012, 2:54am
            Thanks! macmallorn Send a private message to macmallorn Nov 7 2012, 10:53pm

 
 
 

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