Phrasis: A Treatise on the History and Structure of the Different Languages of the World, with a Comparative View of the Forms of Their Words, and the Style of Their Expressions

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J. Munsell, 1864 - Grammar, Comparative and general - 384 pages
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Page 228 - no Frenshe, Loo, what sholde a man in thyse dayes now wryte, egges or eyrenCertaynly it is
Page 18 - past tense, I was, thou wast, he was; we were, you were, they were; the
Page 222 - syle us to dag, And forgyf us ure gyltas, swa swa we forgyfath urum Gyltendum. . And ne
Page 224 - This John goth out and fint his hors away, And gan to crie,
Page 241 - und spricht zu ihnen: Sie haben den herrn weggenommen aus dem grabe ; und wir wissen nicht,
Page 142 - with that, syllables have again been separated into letters; and there philology apparently halted — but halted only to renew the undertaking. Words have not only been divided into syllables, and syllables again into letters, but it was often observed that one letter is equal to or represents two or more letters; as,
Page v - a work which shall be simple and plain enough for anybody to read, and yet thorough and philosophical enough for even the experienced philologist to study with advantage.
Page 143 - represented in the developed combination, and as including in itself, as the whole includes its parts, those different elements, in a latent, unappreciable state. This is no new thing, it is the universal phenomenon of nature. All the different instruments of a band of players, sounding in perfect harmony, produce one single strain, in which the single
Page 142 - lately made great advances. It is the course taken by all science; the more intimately we become acquainted with the object of our study, the more points and parts about it we successively discover. It was first learned that sentences were made of parts, or, rather, it was assumed to consider certain parts of the sentence as distinct
Page 142 - So that these single letters which are representatives of the two combined, may be considered as equal to the two, and as practically containing the two within themselves — latent though it be; just so the bud contains the leaf and the flower, and as this bud develops itself into the leaf and the flower, or the branch, so may

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