OT Norman French and Old English

Elizabeth Evans er.evans at auckland.ac.nz
Wed Sep 25 18:27:34 EDT 2002

Hi Marie
I promise I won't be bored. I did a very basic course in Old English a few
years ago and absolutely loved it, but haven't had the opportunity since
then to return to it, so would love to hear any gems you like to share on
I'd like to put in an ob DWJ reference here, but can't think of one - but
maybe she studied OE at university? Tolkien was one of her professors, at
any rate.
(secretly hankering to do a thesis on the Dream of the Rood)
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  Dear Sallyo,

  I'd better crawl out of the woodwork. I've just retired as a lecturer in
Old and Middle English at King's College London, and I was trained to
postgraduate level in Medieval Latin. (I did teach a special option on
Children's Fantasy Lit as well, in which DWJ figured large, just to maintain
my street cred on this august discussion list!).

  Although most of my reference books are in a garage in Cambridge and I'm
in Lancashire right now, I'll send you the necessary basics on the
onomastics of Aelfthryth _offlist_ (to save boring the pants off everyone
else!) , and suggest you contact  my old colleague and friend Prof Ian Short
of Birkbeck College London

  i.short at french.bbk.ac.uk

  mentioning the name of Marie Denley as your introduction and asking if
there is any AN word/compound which might fill this semantic hole

  If you send me offlist (again to avert the boredom of others) the Latin
passage too, I'll have a go, and in case of doubt or difficulty I will
consult my former colleague and friend Robert Ireland, the Medieval Latinist
of University College London who retired at the same time as me.

  Look forward to hearing from you.

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