Word-building: Fifty Lessons, Combining Latin, Greek, and Anglo-Saxon Roots, Prefixes, and Suffixes, Into about Fifty-five Hundred Common Derivative Words in English, with a Brief History of the English Language

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E. Maynard & Company, 1892 - English language - 122 pages
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Page 98 - RULE III. In monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable, a final consonant after a single vowel doubles before a suffix beginning with a vowel; as, hot, hotter; begin, beginning.
Page 109 - Courts whatsoever before any of his justices whatsoever or in his other places or before any of his other Ministers whatsoever, or in the Courts and Places of any other Lords whatsoever within the realm, shall be pleaded, shewed, defended, answered, debated and judged in the English tongue...
Page 103 - ... conquered portion was overwhelmingly the language of the conquerors, and was called the Anglo-Saxon. But it was not quite pure ; some few Celtic words had entered it. The Celtic names for the rivers, lakes, hills, and mountains clung fast to these objects, and are found in English even now. Isaac Taylor in Words and Places says, " Throughout the whole of England there is hardly a single river-name which is not Celtic.
Page 92 - List— For Reference. The part of speech formed by the aid of the suffix is indicated by the letter placed before it. — n = noun, v = verb, a = adjective, ad = adverb. The language from which the suffix comes is indicated by the letter placed after it.
Page 98 - s, nor in forming the plural of proper nouns ; as, lady's, the Marys, the Henrys. RULE III. — In monosyllables and words accented on the last syllable, a final consonant after a single vowel doubles before a suffix beginning with a vowel; as, hot, hotter...
Page 3 - A Monosyllable is a word of one syllable. A Dissyllable is a word of two syllables. A Trisyllable is a word of three syllables. A Polysyllable is a word of more than three syllables. A Preflx is an addition to the beginning of a word.
Page 3 - The second a in madman has an obscure sound of short a. A simple word is one that is not compounded ; as boy, book. A compound word is one composed of two or more simple words ; as saltcellar, wood-shed. A primitive word is one not derived from ^another, but constituting a radical itock, from which others are derived ; as hope, grace, earth.
Page 106 - Mowbrays and the Clares. But the poorest soldier of fortune found his part in the spoil. The meanest Norman rose to wealth and power in the new dominion of his lord. Great or small, however, each estate thus granted was granted on condition of its holder's service at the king's call...
Page 2 - If one brother, puzzled as to what he should do or how he should do it...
Page 96 - ), a, e, , o, u, represent the long sounds as modified in syllables without accent; eg, senate, %oent, idea, obey, unite. The " International " often respells instead of using diacritical marks. When one vowel of a diphthong is marked, the other is silent. Diacritical marks used in Worcester's Dictionary. a in hate. & in hat.

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