key terms for analysing language change in early modern texts

interchange
when one letter is swapped for another, in the spelling of a word
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omission
when one or more letter are taken out,in the spelling of a word
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addition
when one or more letters are added, in the spelling of a word
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vowels
a,e,i,o,u- letters which often interchange in early modern english
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consonant
letters which arent a,e,i,o,u- often doubled or omitted in early modern english
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archaic
old fashioned or out-dated language use
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syntax
the order of words in a sentence
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auxiliary
a verb used in a verb used in forming tenses,moods and voices of other verbs
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inversion
when the order of two words in a sentence is switched
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inflection
the way that a word changes when expressing plurals,tense,person
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first person
a sentence where the subject of the sentence is the pronoun I or we
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third person
where the subject of the sentence is the pronoun he,she or they
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plurals
when the ending of a noun is changed to that there is more than one
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eth
an archaic third person inflexion, common in early modern english
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negator
the word "not" in English, which often comes after the verb in early modern english
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do
a two word auxiliary verb, used in negatives and questions
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singular
a verb which relates to one person
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speech marks
a punctuation mark used to show that someone is speaking
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commas
a punctuation mark indicating a pause
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question marks
a punctuation mark indicating a question
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capitalisation
the use of capital letters
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thee
archaic second person pronoun, used instead of "you"
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thou
archaic second person pronoun, used instead of "you"
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thy
archaic second person possessive pronoun, used instead of "your"
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quoth
archaic word for "said"
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standardidisation
when language use generally follows a prescribed set of words
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inconsistency
when a text does not follow the same patterns for spelling or grammar
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the great shift vowel
a series of changes between medieval and modern english affecting the long vowels of the standard language
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when one or more letter are taken out,in the spelling of a word

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omission

Card 3

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when one or more letters are added, in the spelling of a word

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Card 4

Front

a,e,i,o,u- letters which often interchange in early modern english

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Card 5

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letters which arent a,e,i,o,u- often doubled or omitted in early modern english

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