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Middle-English Word of the Day - November 27, 2007

Champartie (n.) - share in land, partnership in power.

Thus may ye seen that wysdom ne richesse,
Beautee ne sleighte, strengthe ne hardynesse,
Ne may with venus holde champartie,
For as hir list the world than may she gye.

- Langland, William: The vision of Piers Plowman (1377-1379)

Pronunciation: /tSAmpArti/

Key
/tS/ ch in chin
/A/ a in father
/m/ m in make
/p/ p in pepper
/r/ r in red
/t/ t in tie
/i/ i in machine

The Middle-English Word of the Day is selected from Mayhew and Skeat's
"Concise Dictionary of Middle English."
As found on Greg Lindahl's website
http://www.pbm.com/~lindahl/concise/concise.html

The example text was found at the Middle English Collection of the University of Virginia Library.
http://etext.virginia.edu/collections/languages/english/mideng.browse.html

The approximate pronunciation is determined using Carol Hamill's Middle English Pronunciation Guide
and noted using upon the ASCII-IPA Standard
http://www.island.net/~hamill/medieval/mepronunc.html
http://www.kirshenbaum.net/IPA/


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