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- Print Length: 27 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1497321077
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: March 24, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B004TP6R86
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- Lending: Enabled
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A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary For the Use of Students Kindle Edition
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If you want to buy the hardcopy... don't! if you're looking for one... choose something else other than this. If you're getting the digital version... sure. why not. it's free.
This is a useful reference guide for words from the language of Old English, i.e. the language spoken in the early middle ages and not to be confused with Modern English, what we speak today. Understand that Old English barely, if at all, resembles Modern English. It is essentially a completely different language and this is basically a translation dictionary.
That said, even understanding this, I was surprised to find some basic words were not included, such as 'ætheling'. Perhaps the dictionary is assuming that a student of Old English already knows and does not need to look up such a common word but I would have liked it to be complete.
The Kindle edition is searchable and one does sometimes need to use the proper unique characters to get the correct search results, though not always. For example, you can search for 'acalan' and get results for 'ācalan' but you can not get results for 'æthebban' by searching for 'aethebban'. Additionally, it does not have a table of contents so you can't jump to a certain letter.
Though I would like it to be more comprehensive and the search function/navigation could be improved to accommodate for the lack of unique characters, the Kindle edition is available for free. As a freebie, it's fairly useful especially given that I didn't notice any OCR errors that often plague public domain books.
This book is 24 pages long. Twenty-four. It is printed directly from Project Gutenberg - see [...] for the exact text. They have even left in the hyperlinks (not especially useful in a printed book) and the Project Gutenberg notes. What they haven't included is any of the actual definitions: in their haste to delete all references to Gutenberg they also deleted the links to the main part of the text.
Page numbers appear haphazardly halfway down pages or wherever they happened to fall in the free web version. The book is printed on what appears to be office copy paper. In short, it is not what it claims to be.
This is poor form all round.