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DOI: 10.1111/b.9780631214816.1999.x


A paraphrase of the Gospels in Middle English dating from c. 1200, so called after its author Orrm or Orrmin ( Figure 7 ). The Orrmulum occupies an important position in the history of English, because it is the only document before the modern period which contains suggestions for a spelling reform. Among other things, Orrm anticipated by several hundred years the modern convention of doubling Cs to indicate short Vs. He failed, however, to attract any followers. Figure 7 Orrmulum, from the introduction ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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