AB language

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Coined in 1929 by J. R. R. Tolkien, from the first letters of Ancrene Wisse and Bodleian Library.

Noun[edit]

AB language (uncountable)

  1. (linguistics) A variety of Middle English found in the Corpus manuscript and characterized by French and Norse loanwords, colloquial expressions, conservative spelling, and similarities to Old English syntax.