In Parentheses: Resources for Literature and Language studies

Courtesy of Dr Nokes, I just discovered In Parentheses, a collection of resources hosted by the University of York, Canada. There, you can find collections of (mostly translated) works in Old and Middle English, Chinese Drama, Ethiopian, Old French, Peruvian, Malayan, Old Norse, Medieval Italian, Medieval Russion, Restoration Drama, and a whole host of other languages.

Furthermore, they offer a volume of Papers In Medieval Studies, in PDF form, and a Linguistics Series, which it seems to me would be better titled ‘Language Learning Series’. They have three sets of wordlists (Irish- German, English to Old Norse, and Romanian-English), plus flash cards for such languages as diverse as Classical Armenian, Old Norse, Old Occitan, Esperanto and Norwegian.
Their Old English flashcards come in two versions: basic, and ‘tenth century script’. The tenth century script one looks simply like this font1, but for those who (like me) have both poor word retention AND a distaste for paelography, it could be a good way to memorise both words and letter-forms.

Happy language-learning, everyone 🙂


1. The font is actually quite good, and the creator is a very nice man if you email him and ask for it.


2 Responses to “In Parentheses: Resources for Literature and Language studies”

  1. B. Hawk Says:

    Great links– I had seen and downloaded the OE flashcard links from Dr. Nokes, but these links provide many more helpful looking resources. Thanks!

  2. highlyeccentric Says:

    I live to serve 🙂

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