Richard Zimmermann

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18 Feb
2021

New Old-Engli.sh News Article

Lost cartulary St. Albans manuscript
Manuscript Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, 7965-73, f. 165r - a seventeenth century transcript of Old English charters now included in the Dictionary of Old English Corpus

Lost cartulary St. Albans manuscript
Manuscript Brussels, Bibliothèque Royale, 7965-73, f. 165r - a seventeenth century transcript of Old English charters now included in the Dictionary of Old English Corpus

I published a new article on my website www.Old-Engli.sh. Here's a short summary:

As a dead language, Old English has a finite number of text sources its native speakers wrote while they were alive. The only way to enlarge the Old English corpus is therefore to discover new manuscripts of previously unknown texts. Such discoveries are extremely rare and noteworthy events. Yet, the DOE’s Corpus of Old English has just accomplished such a feat – several new texts comprising thousands of words were added to their database in 2019.

If you want to find out more about a recent addition of texts to the Dictionary of Old English Corpus, you can read the full article here.



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