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Middle-English Word of the Day - January 14, 2008

Yoxinge (v.) - hiccuping, sobbing (also as Yoskinge).

Be not rasche ne recheles, it is not worth a clowt.
with youre brest / sighe, not cowghe / nor brethe,
youre souerayne before;
be yoxinge, ne bolkynge / ne gronynge, neuer the more;

- John Russells Boke of Nurture (1460)

Pronunciation: /iOksing@/

Key
/i/ i in machine
/O/ o in cloth
/k/ k in kin
/s/ s in hiss
/n/ n in no
/g/ g in go
/@/ a in sofa

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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