Bately, Janet M., “The spelling of the proper names in the OE Orosius: the case for dictation by a Welshman revisited”, The Journal of English and Germanic Philology 116 (2017): 45–81.
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The 2011 Cambridge Colloquium in Anglo-Saxon, Norse, and Celtic, “Colliding Worlds,” reopened important questions about the history of the rendering in Old English of Paulus Orosius’s Historiarum adversum Paganos Libri Septem. One set of these relates to the presence of a large number of unusual features in the spelling of place names and people names in the manuscripts that have come down to us. Are these spellings the result of dictation, whether of a copy of the Latin original, or of the Old English text? And if so, what, if anything, can be learned about the nationality of the dictator?
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