An Old High German Primer, Second Edition

by Joseph Wright, 1906, Oxford at the Clarendon Press

Available here is the glossary from Joseph Wright's An Old High German Primer (1888), both in scanned and text form.

Credits:

  • Sean Crist scanned the glossary and performed OCR on it.
  • Steven Krise hand-corrected the entire online glossary against xeroxed copies of the original. Thanks, Steven!
  • David Starner scanned the entire book and contributed the images. Thanks, David!

About the glossary

Steven Krise writes the following:

I've finished proofreading and correcting the OHG glossary. I also wrote a quick and dirty program to check all my HTML encodings and to ensure that all entries end in a period. I normalized a couple of entries that end with a bang (!) in Wright's glossary for the sake of uniformity in the electronic version.

Since Steven used HTML entities for almost all the special characters, I went ahead and encoded the OHG z-with-hook character as &z-hook; rather than with % as in previous versions.

To do: mark up the whole glossary with XML tags to show its structure. When I get around to it, I'll write a Perl script to do most of the dirty work as I did with Wright's Gothic glossary. Or, if you'd like to undertake this markup project, feel free!

Images

The images provided by David Starner originally had a double-page spread (left and right page) on a single image. In Oct. 2002, I cropped the images so that there is one page per image, and did some cleanup on the images.

Part of the image for page 25 is missing. I don't have the second edition of the text (1906); it would be great if somebody could scan this page and contribute it.

Please feel free to do OCR in the page images!

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