By Merja Stenroos, Martti Mäkinen, Inge Særheim
This quantity brings jointly 11 stories at the heritage of language and writing within the North Sea quarter, with specialize in contacts and interchanges via time. Its diversity spans from the research of pre-Germanic place-names to present-day Shetland; the fabrics studied contain glosses, felony and alternate records in addition to position names and smooth dialects. the amount is exclusive in its mixture of linguistics and place-name experiences with literacy stories, which permits for a truly dynamic photograph of the background of language touch and texts within the North Sea quarter. various ways come jointly to light up an immense perception: the omnipresence of multilingualism as a context for language improvement and a formative attribute of literacy. one of the participants are specialists on English, Nordic and German language heritage. The e-book can be of curiosity to a variety of students and scholars engaged on the historical past of Northern ecu languages, literacy reviews and language touch
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Jellinghaus (1898: 314) pointed out the frequent occurrence of this element type in Western Lower Saxony and the striking concordance with English equivalents. A listing of the corresponding place-names confirms this view (cf. Udolph 2000). ; Brosterhaus, (deserted) near Selm, 1240–50 Brocsatherhusen; Broxten, frequently near Osnabrück and Melle, about 1050 Brocsethon, including Low German brōk “bog, march, mud”; Bulsten to the north-east of Melle, 12th century Bulseton; Felsen to the north of Osterkappeln, 1090 in Velzeten; Felsen to the south of Herzlake, 1280 Velseten; Firihsazi, name of a district between the estuaries of Weser and Elbe, 9th century Firihsazi; Fleeste to the south of Bremerhaven, 1105 Flietsete, to North German fleet; Föhrste near Alfeld (Leine), 8th/9th century (copy 12th century) Woresete, 990 Foresazi; Förste near Hildesheim, (beginning of 12th century) in Vorsete; Geestenseth to the east of Bremerhaven, 1123 Gestensethe; Hardensetten near Iburg, 12th century The colonisation of England by Germanic tribes Horseten; Harsten near Wellingholzhausen (district of Osnabrück), 12th century Horseten; Hollensett near Warendorf, 1050 (Freckenhorster Heberolle) Holon-, Hollenseton; Holstein, Adam v.
In some cases, it is not easy to distinguish these forms from other compounds with similar elements, such as Middle Dutch sate (sāt) “settlement, construction site, fenced site”, Old High German sāza, gisāzi, Middle High German saze, sez “place, settlement”. Polenz (1961: 192) suggests that, apart from the weak *-sētjanez, there was also a strong variant *-sēt[j]ōz. It is not unreasonable to assume that two types of word-formation processes coexisted. Consequently, this whole group can be subsumed under *-sētjanez/-sēt[j]ōz.
Some of them belong to younger strata and are thus not very significant for the present investigation, which focuses on the older strata: Achelriede, Aschriehe, Bargeriede, Bassriede, Bickenriede, Bleckriede, Bollriede, Borgriede, Botterriede, Brandriehe, Bruchriede, Brunriehe, Diekriede, Eilenriede, Ellerige, Jachelriede, Janrieden, Middel Rie (Middels Rie), Exeriede, Feldriede, Feldriede, Flehmanns Rieh, Flämischen Rüe, Weeckenlands Rüe, Flissenriede, Fluthriede, Fohlenrien, Fuhlenrüe, Fuldenriede, Fuhle Riede, Die Große Riede, Grotrüh, Haferriede, Hauenriede, Holtride and many more.