adjective and which either represent the older formation in -e, or are formed on the analogy of this historical form. Examples:
soon, sore (6) : we be soore lette 04215.
hard: harde by 04510.
exceding, exceadyng: exceding wroth 05517.
godly 33401, new maried 33422, ryght early 09115, cleane
Some adverbs or adverbial expressions have the genidval s either historically or by analogy:
alwaies, otherwaies 32611, nedes. By the side of these there are also forms without 5 ï
alway(e, straightway 10327.
The adverb off is not yet differentiated in spelling from the preposition of:
and smote a seruaunte of the hye prieste, and cut of his eare 10831—2.
1. For than, then see Phonology.
2. The survival of OE. for hwy in for why 24319, (though not strictly speaking an adverb), may be mentioned here.
3. The adjectival use of some adverbs,e.g. : the ofte receyuing 34318, belongs rather to syntax.
Note the following forms:
Edward the sixt 26913' 29', the sixth moneth 23404', in the
eight day 24407', fyfth 33221'. For more instances see Phonology, Section 34.
Note the doublets: towardfe (16), towardes (9).
1. For the weakened form a see Phonology. Unstressed Vowels.
62. Strong verbs.
The strong verbs will be classified historically. Forms which do not differ from MoE. usage, are mentioned without reference to the place where they occur, In the case of forms diverging from