Verb Exercise #2

            Working with the same riddle we will now determine what verbs are in this passage. For this exercise you will have to identify class one and two verbs, as well as their tense and number (i.e. third person plural). You will also have to distinguish whether or not the verb is strong or weak. Look up each verb you identify and include a translation in your answer. Use the paradigms in your book to help you complete the exercise. All of the other verbs are marked for you and their grammatical information is provided. The class of the verb is also given, as well as its tense and number. ‘Anom’ indicates that the verb is anomalous and therefore an exception to typical verb laws. The general meaning of the word is also provided beside the original text. When you have completed the exercise use the answer key to check your work.

Riddle 26 Grammatical Information
  Ic eom wunderlīcu wiht, wifum on hyhte, am [anom, present first person singular]
  nēahbūndum nyt ;      nęngum scežže injure [class six strong, present first person singular]
burgsittendra nymže      bonan ānum.  
Stažol mīn is stēaphēah,      stonde ic on bedde, is [anom, present third person singular], stand/remain [class six strong, present first person singular]  
(5) neožan rūh nāthwęr.     Nēžeđ hwīlum  
  ful cyrtenu   ‌  ceorles dohtor,  
  mōdwlonc mēowle, žęt hēo on mec grīpeđ,  
  ręseđ mec on rēodne,      rēafađ mīn hēafod,  
  fēgeđ mec on fęsten ;     fēlež sōna  
(10) mīnes gemōtes     sēo že mec nearwađ,  
  wīf wudenlocc :      węt biđ žęt ēage. is [anom, present third person singular]


Answer Key:   Translation:
Line 5    
Nēžeđ: class one strong, predicate third person singular          venture on
Line 7    
grīpeđ: class one strong, present third person singular  grasp/seize
Line 8   
ręseđ: class one strong, present third person singular    rush/attack
rēafađ: class two weak, present third person singular  ravage/plunder
Line 9  
fēgeđ: class one strong , present third person singular    bind/unite
fēlež: class one strong, present third person singular feel/touch 
Line 10  
nearwađ: class two weak, present third person singular encounter

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