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Re: use of old english

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henry (taylorh)
Wed, 14 May 1997 10:04:53 -0700 (MST)

I've wanted for some time now an electronic edition of the complete
Oxford English Dictionary which would spell check as well as check for
anachronistic language if given a date that you didn't
wish to go beyond.

I hear that the OED does have a beta site up somewhere on the web and is
working out the bugs on some search routines. My informant thought than
a check for anachronisms might be one of the qualities being installed. I
haven't verified it.

Grammatical Usage seems more difficult, but boy it would be fun to have
an elizabethan grammar checker!


On Wed, 14 May 1997, VILLEGAS, Giovanni A. wrote:

> Greetings. I've been searching the web for someone who could teach me
> old english grammar and came across your webpage. You see I'm a modern
> writer trying to learn the use of shakespearean manner of writing. In
> vain I have searched and searched furthermore.
> It seems that the old art of sonnets and poetry are now lost. What I
> wish to learn are the proper use of words like THY, THOU and THINE. Or
> perhaps the write usage of ST and TH on words. For instance, can I use
> DOTH instead of DOST or HATH instead of HAST? I would appreciate any
> help you could possibly provide me. Thanks so very much.