clypiendlíc
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Adjective
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clypiendlíc
clypigendlíc, clipigendlíc; adj. Making a vocal sound; vocalis [from vox, vocis the voice] Syndon fíf vocales, ðæt synd clypigendlíce, a, e, i. o, u. Ðás fíf stafas æteówiaþ heora naman þurh hí silfe, and búton ðám stafum ne mæg nán word beón awriten, and forðí híg sind quinque vocales gehátene there are five vocales, a, e, i, o, u, which are vocal [sounds]. These five letters indicate their names by themselves, and without these letters no word can be written, and therefore they are called the five vocal sounds, Ælfc. Gr. 2; Som. 2, 44-46. Consonantes, ðæt is samod-swégende, forðanðe hí swígaþ mid ðám fíf clypigendlícum consonants, that is, sounding together, because they are made articulate by the five vocal sounds, Som. 2, 50. v. sylf-swégend.
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