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Middle-English Word of the Day - November 28, 2007

Glette (n.) - phlegm, slimy matter in the throat.

Swythe hit swange thur3 vch a strete
Wythouten fylthe other galle other glet.
Kyrk therinne wat3 non 3ete,
Chapel ne temple that euer wat3 set;

- Anonymous: Pearl (1400)

Pronunciation: /glEt/

Key
/g/ g in go
/l/ l in lily
/E/ e in met
/t/ t in tie

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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