The Language Used in Talking to Domestic Animals: Read to the Anthropological Society of Washington, March 2, 1897

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Judd & Detweiler, printers, 1897 - Domestic animals - 47 pages
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Page 9 - And out of the ground the LORD God formed every beast of the field, and every fowl of the air; and brought them unto Adam to see what he would call them: and whatsoever Adam called every living creature, that was the name thereof. And Adam gave names to all cattle, and to the fowl of the air, and to every beast of the field; but for Adam there was not found an help meet for him.
Page 31 - ... be falling; Leave your meadow grasses mellow, Mellow, mellow; Quit your cowslips, cowslips yellow; Come uppe Whitefoot, come uppe Lightfoot; Quit the stalks of parsley hollow, Hollow, hollow; Come uppe Jetty, rise and follow, From the clovers lift your head ; Come uppe Whitefoot, come uppe Lightfoot, Come uppe Jetty, rise and follow, Jetty, to the milking shed.
Page 26 - Geho, geho,' which carmen use to their horses, is probably of great antiquity. It is not peculiar to this country, as I have heard it used in France. In the story • of the milkmaid who kicked down her pail, and with it all her hopes of getting rich, as related in a very ancient collection of apologues, entitled Dialogus...
Page 10 - The fundamental principle of the system is, that all relations of sound are symbolized by relations of form. Each organ, and each mode of organic action concerned in the production or modification of sound, has its appropriate symbol ; and all sounds of the same nature produced at different parts of the mouth, are represented by a single symbol turned in a direction corresponding to the organic position.
Page 34 - The new milch heifer is quick and shy, But the old cow waits with tranquil eye; And the white stream into the bright pail flows, When to her task the milkmaid goes, Soothingly calling, — "So, boss! so, boss! so! so! so!
Page 25 - In riding or driving along; If you keep to the left you are sure to be right; If you keep to the right you'll be wrong.
Page 22 - The second click is formed by pressing the tongue against the roof of the mouth, and then...
Page 28 - The French have enlarged the term to a dissyllable by the assistance of their favourite adjunct La, and used the compound word Ho-la (or stop there) in combats, and which we have adopted in common language, when we call to a person to stop.
Page 47 - ... come"), and that the rest of the language is made up of obsolete expressions originally forming part of ordinary speech in the infancy of its development, which have been preserved through this special usage, together with inarticulate sounds and calls having their origin in the attempt of man to lower language to the comprehension of the domesticated animals, and to imitate their own cries. All these words are subject to the same influences that lead to the development of dialects, thus producing...
Page 6 - ... faithful companion, the dog, by addressing him with words of ordinary speech ; but in commanding the movements of the other domestic animals — horses, cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, etc — he employs a variety of singular terms never used in speaking to his fellows ; these comprise inarticulate sounds and musical calls, besides whistling, chirping, clicking, and other sounds not easily represented by any combination of letters of the English alphabet, nor by musical notation.

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