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В какое время писал Д. Чосер? На каком диалекте писал Д. Чосер? В чем заключается ценность Кентерберийских рассказов (с точки зрения истории английского языка)? О чем это произведение?
Middle English Vocabulary
Internal means of enriching the vocabulary Suffixation - er (it was used to form nouns both from originally OE words and borrowed ones): leader, worker, traveler, hunter, gardener - ing: meeting, fighting
Prefixes Mis -, un -, be - : betray, belong, unbind, misunderstand New way of word-building: from homonymous forms of nouns and verbs: chance, call, smile Compounding: penknife, bonfire, breakfast, afternoon.
Scandinavian borrowings The consequences of various borrowing were different: 1. A new word was added to the vocabulary (because there was no synonym in English): law, fellow (fē +laga – ‘имущество’ и ‘складывать’)
2. The English synonym was replaced by the borrowing: niman - taken clypian - callen ēā ʒ þyrel (‘глаз’ ‘отверстие’) - wundo ʒ e «глаз ветра» vindauga
3. Both the English and the corresponding Scandinavian words are preserved but they become different in meaning: heaven - sky starve - die
4. Etymological doublets (words originating from the same source in Common Germanic): shirt - skirt shatter - scatter raise - rear
5. Doublets that were the same in meaning but slightly different phonetically: give, get (from Sc. gefa, geta, cf. OE - Ʒ iefan, Ʒ ietan) give, get (from Sc. gefa, geta, cf. OE - Ʒ iefan, Ʒ ietan) 6. There may be a shift of meaning: dream – in OE had the meaning of ‘joy, pleasure’, bread – ‘a piece’.
French borrowings The words borrowed from French are found in many areas: Government and Administration: govern, government, administer, crown, state, empire, royal, majesty, treaty, statute, parliament, tax, rebel, traitor, treason, exile, chancellor, treasurer, major, noble, peer, prince, princess, duke, squire, peasant, slave, servant, vassal.
Borrowings from French had several effects on English: Native words were replaced: OE aeðele – F. noble; OE aeðeling – F. nobleman; OE here – F. army; OE campa – F. warrior; OE sibb – F. peace; OE leod – F. people; OE stow - Fr. place.
English and French words were retained with a differentiation in meaning: hearty – cordial; ox – beef; sheep – mutton; swine – pork; calf – veal; house – mansion.
Latin Borrowings In a sense the French words were Latin borrowings since French developed from Vulgar Latin--as did all the Romance languages. The borrowings that came directly from Latin tended to be more learned in character – e.g., allegory, index, magnify, mechanical, private, secular, zenith.
It has been pointed out that as a result of Middle English borrowing from French and Latin, Modern English has synonyms on three levels: popular (English), literary (French), and learned (Latin), as in rise – mount – ascend; ask – question – interrogate; fire – flame – conflagration; holy – sacred – consecrated.
Norman French vs. Parisian French Norman French (northern dialect of French) dominated for 200 years (Norman loans into English) Paris becomes the center of France Parisian French became the prestigious dialect (Parisian loans)
Norman FrenchParisian French Sound [w]No sound [w], it was replaced by g(u) Warrant Warden reward wile Guarantee Guardian regard guile William = Guillaume war (werre) =guerre
Questions ME Verb Variant 1 1. How did the system of strong verbs change during ME? 2. How did the infinitive forms develop? Variant 2 1. What are the three sources that the appearance of the Gerund can be traced to? 2. What was the marker of the third Pers. Sg. In ME? Which form was it later replaced by?