Семінар 2

Seminar 2

OLD GERMANIC LANGUAGES, THEIR ALPHABETS AND WRITTEN RECORDS

I. Old Germanic alphabets.

  1. The runic alphabet, its origin. Futhark and other runic alphabets. Runic inscriptions
  2. Learn the Runic alphabet and be ready to decipher Runic inscriptions.
  3. The  Gothic alphabet.
  4. The Latin alphabet.

II. Periodization of the Old Germanic language history. Characteristics of periods.

III. Old Germanic languages and their written records.

  1. East Germanic languages.
  2. West Germanic languages: Old English, Old High German, Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Old Low Franconian.
  3. Old Norse and its division into eastern and western subgroups.

a)   West Scandinavian l-ges: Icelandic; Norwegian; Faroese.

b) East Scandinavian languages: Swedish; Danish.

Recommended Literature

1. Жлуктенко Ю.О., Яворська Т.А.  Вступ до германського мовознавства. –  К.: Вища школа, 1974. – Стор. 21 – 29, 45 – 48.

2. Левицкий В.В.  Основи германістики. – Вінниця: НОВА КНИГА, 2008. – Стор. 102 – 132.

3. Sabo O. Introduction to Germanic Linguistics (in tables). – К.: Освіта України, 2007.- Стор. 34 – 48. — TABLES 24 – 40.
4. Rastorguyeva Т.А. The History of English. – М.: Астрель, 2005. – Стор. 63 – 65.