By Charles Merritt Carlton
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A. Genitive. And wende yEôelstan hine eft into Sunnanbyrg ungebetra pinga. " b. Dative. Rixiendum on ecnisse ussum drihtne hœlende Criste ic sylle Wulfsige anes hides lond ... " BASIC ELEMENTS IN OLD ENGLISH SENTENCES 47 8. Direct address. A noun or adjective used as a noun in the nominative case which addresses the person to whom the sentence is written is direct address. Leof ic öe cyöe ... " Nu bydde ic Jje leof hlaford jpaet ... " And Möelsige leof cyö £>is mine hlaforde ... " 9. Connectives or sequence indicators.
9. Connectives or sequence indicators. The first element in almost every sequence sentence is a conjunction, adverb, or uninfected particle; the most frequent of these are and, pa, and porne. The function is to indicate that the particular statement is one of a series of statements after the first or initial sentence or to indicate a time sequence in which the particular statement occurred after the preceding statement. And mon selle him IUI oxan. " Pa gewat Eadweard. " Ponne gebygcge he fra lond.
And beon heora menn frige ... " 6. Object complement. A noun in the accusative case which has the same referent as the direct object. And tu hiñe hete öa flyman. " 7. Absolute expressions. Nouns in the genitive or dative case which do not function as modifiers or any other basic element may be absolute expressions. a. Genitive. And wende yEôelstan hine eft into Sunnanbyrg ungebetra pinga. " b. Dative. Rixiendum on ecnisse ussum drihtne hœlende Criste ic sylle Wulfsige anes hides lond ... " BASIC ELEMENTS IN OLD ENGLISH SENTENCES 47 8.