A Dictionary of the Aneityumese Language

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Williams & Norgate, 1882 - Aneityum language - 200 pages
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OCLC Number: 429766097
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Aneityum language -- Dictionaries -- English.
Aneityum language -- Grammar.
English language -- Dictionaries -- Aneityumese
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Page xxiv - And he said, BLESSED be the Lord God of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, And he shall dwell in the tents of Shem ; And Canaan shall be his servant.
Page xxv - Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. 26. And he said, Blessed be JEHOVAH THE GOD of Shem ; and Canaan shall be his servant. 27. GOD shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; arid Canaan shall be his servant.
Page iii - Every other author may aspire to praise; the lexicographer can only hope to escape reproach, and even this negative recompense has been yet granted to very few.
Page v - And if I have done well, and as is fitting the story, it is that which I desired : but if slenderly and meanly, it is that which I could attain unto.
Page xx - I am verily a man which am a Jew, born in Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, yet brought up in this city at the feet of Gamaliel, and taught according to the perfect manner of the law of the fathers, and was zealous toward God, as ye all are this day.
Page 31 - The consonants are b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, I, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, w, x, y and z.
Page xxviii - I have never had time to examine the poetry of this people to any extent, and analyse its structure, so as to discover fully the principles on which it is composed and the laws by which it is regulated. Besides this, we all come out here with strong prepossessions in favour of home excellences, and it is a long time before we can tolerate, far less appreciate, much that is good in things purely native. A German professor, delivering a charge to a young missionary appointed to the East Indies, spoke...
Page xvii - The time is given by something in the context, which indicates that the speaker's mind is in past, present, or future time
Page xiii - And the result is, that we have a language at our command both copious and exact, capable of giving utterance to every thought and every idea, every want and every wish, known to those to whom it is their mother-tongue. The words are all as precise in their meanings as if they had been defined by Johnson or Jamieson. The grammar is as regular and uniform as if it had been formed by Lindley Murray...
Page 32 - There are two Numbers, Singular and PluraL The plural is formed by...

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