Analyzing Texts in Old, Middle and New English

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1. Old English – The story of Jacob’s Deceit

17. And hēo sealde him Þone mete Þe heo seaÞ, and hlāf; and hē brōhte Þæt his fæder 18. and cwæð: 'Fæder mīn!' Hē andswarode and cwæð: 'Hwæt eart Þū, sunu mīn?' 19. And Iācob cwæð: 'Ic eom Ēsau, Þīn frum-cenneda sunu. Ic dyde swā Þū mē bebude. Ārīs upp and site, and et of mīnum huntoðe, Þæt Þu me blētsiƷe.'

Translation:

17. And she sold him that meat she boiled, and bread, and he brought them to his father. 18. and said: “Oh, my father!” he answered and said: “What are you(what do you want), my son?” 19. And Iacob said: “I am Esau, your first-born son. I did what you bid me. Arise up and sit and eat what I got of my hunting, so that you bless me”
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Mete |Noun, nominative singular, masculine, i-stem |Meat |Meat |
|3. Hlāf |Noun, nominative singular, masculine, a-stem |Loaf, bread |Loaf, bread |
|4. Fæder |Noun, nominative singular, masculine, r-stem |Father |Father |
|5. Hwæt |Pronoun, interrogative, nominative. |What |What |
|6. Sealde |verb, 3d person, singular, past tense, the first form is sellan, |Sell |Sold |
| |indicative mood, weak verb 1, irregular | | |

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