A Condensed Etymology of the English Language for Common Schools: Containing the Anglo-Saxon, French, Dutch, German, Welsh, Danish, Gothic, Swedish, Gaelic, Italian, Latin, and Greek Roots, and the English Words Derived Therefrom, Accurately Spelled, Accented, and Defined

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A.S. Barnes, 1870 - English language - 195 pages
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Page 197 - Lessons composed of familiar words grouped with reference to similar signification or use, and correctly spelled, accented, and defined. 3. Smith's Grammar-School Speller- ... so Pamil'ar words, grouped with reference to the sameness of sound of syllables differently spelled.
Page 6 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, when they end with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double their final consonant before an additional syllable that begins with a vowel : as, rob, robber ; permit, permitt,ng.
Page 204 - He is more practical, more systematic more accurate, and besides introduces a number of invaluable features which have never before been combined in a German grammar. Among other things, it may be claimed for Professor Worman that he has been tht first to introduce, in an American text-book for learning German, a system of analogy and comparison with other languages. Our best teachers are also enthusiastic about his methods of inculcating the art of speaking, of understanding the spoken language,...
Page 203 - They give such of the general principles and the prominent facts as a pupil can make familiar as household words within a single term. The type is large and open ; there is no fine print to annoy ; the cuts are copies of genuine experiments or natural phenomena, and are of fine execution. In fine, by a system of condensation peculiarly his own, the author reduces each branch to...
Page 203 - ... scientific text-books. These are questions as to the nature and cause of common phenomena, and are not directly answered in the text, the design being to test and promote an intelligent use of the student's knowledge of the foregoing principles. Steele's...
Page 204 - SERIES. First and Second Books in German. By the natural or Pestalozzian System, for teaching the language without the help of the Learner's Vernacular. By James H. Worman, AM These books belong to the new Chautauqua German Language Series, and are intended for beginners learning to speak German. The peculiar features of its method are: — 1. It teaches the language by direct appeal to illustrations of the objects referred to, and does not allow the student to guess what is said. He speaks from...
Page 203 - They contain from 400 to 600 pages of dry facts aud unconnected details. They abound in that which the student cannot learn, much less remember. The pupil commences the study, is confused by the fine print and coarse print, and neither knowing exactly what to learn nor what to hasten over, is crowded through the single term generally assigned to each branch, and frequently comes to the close without a definite and exact idea of a single scientific principle. Steele's
Page ii - Familiar words, grouped with reference to the sameness of sound of syllables differently spelled. Also definitions, complete rules for spelling and formation of derivatives, and exercises in false orthography. 4. Smith's Speller and Definer's Manual...
Page 134 - LATIN words are usually pronounced in this country, in accordance with the general principles of English pronunciation. It is important, however, to bear in mind : 1st. That every vowel or diphthong in a Latin word must be enunciated ; t.
Page 202 - The practice of enlarging and reducing from copies is not commenced until the pupil is well advanced in the course and therefore better able to cope with this difficult feature in drawing. Natural Forms. —This is the only course that gives at convenient intervals easy and progressive exercises in the drawing of natural forms. Economy. — By the patent binding described above, the copies need not be thrown aside when a book is filled out, but are preserved in perfect condition for future use. The...

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