I looked up unproduced in the Oxford English Dictionary (OED)¹ and it gave an example quotation from the 1965 edition of John Ireland's 1490 compendium The Meroure of Wyssdome ("The Mirror of Wisdom"):
It is better and mar digne and excellent to be a substaunce and natur wnproducit na to haue bene maid and producit of nocht.
I'm trying to learn how to read older forms of English (e.g. Old English, Early Modern English, etc.); but I'm unsure how to pronounce two words in that quote: digne and na. (I do know what they mean, though.) Based on the OED and Dictionary of the Scots Language (DSL) entries², I think na is pronounced /nay/, but I still have no idea of how to pronounce digne.
The English dialect these two words are a part of is Middle Scots, distinct from but roughly concurrent with Early Modern English.
Example Sentences for Context
OED Entry, sec. 1, quot. 6:a1450 Knt. de la Tour ii. 5 It is an higher and more digne thinge forto praise and thanke God.
DSL Entry, sec. 1, quot. 8:1567 G. Ball. 115. Thy nobill actis digne of remembrance
OED Entry, sec. 1, quot. 5: J. Gau tr. C. Pedersen Richt Vay 94 Ramember that thy marcie and grace is..greittar nay al our sinnis.
DSL Entry, sec. 2, quot. 2:Burgh Laws c. 77 (A). I graunt I dide other thing na I aucht to doo
- Also, "na" has a second meaning—rather than than, it can also mean nor. Is this pronounced differently?
sec. 1, quot. 4:1398 Acts I. 211/1. That he sal nocht lette his office na the execucion of it
sec. 1, quot. 15:1453 Reg. Dunferm. 341. Neuer to be herd in jugement na vtouth
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