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" The onomatopoeic theory goes very smoothly as long as it deals with cackling hens and quacking ducks; but round that poultry-yard there is a high wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really begins. "
Man's Origin and Destiny: Sketched from the Platform of the Sciences, in a ... - Page 171
by J. Peter Lesley - 1868 - 381 pages
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Chapters on Language

Frederic William Farrar - Language and languages - 1865 - 308 pages
...to the new points of attack and defence. ' The onomatopoeic theory,' he says (Lectures, ii. 91'), ' goes very smoothly as long as it deals with cackling hens and quacking ducks; but round that poultry-yard there is a dead wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really...
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Chapters on Language

Frederic William Farrar - Language and languages - 1865 - 308 pages
...new points of attack and defence. 'The onomatopoeic theory,' he says (Lectures, ii. 91), 'goes wry smoothly as long as it deals with cackling hens and quacking ducks ; but round that poultry-yard there is a dead wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really...
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On the Origin of Language

Hensleigh Wedgwood - Language and history - 1866 - 165 pages
...few insignificant names, but exercising no appreciable influence in the formation of real language. "The onomatopoeic theory goes very smoothly as long...with cackling hens and quacking ducks, but round that poultryyard there is a dead wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really...
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The Quarterly Review VOL.119 January & April,1866

The Quarterly Review VOL.119 January & April,1866 - 1866
...sweeping assertion as to the limits to which imitative words extend in language. ' The onomatopo?ic theory goes very smoothly as long as it deals with cackling hens and quacking ducks ; but round that poultry-yard there is a dead wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really...
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A Dictionary of English Etymology

Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson - English language - 1872 - 744 pages
...few insignificant names, but exercising no appreciable influence in the formation of real language. ' The onomatopoeic theory goes very smoothly as long...with cackling hens and quacking ducks, but round that poultry-yard there is a dead wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really...
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A Dictionary of English Etymology

Hensleigh Wedgwood, John Christopher Atkinson - English language - 1872 - 744 pages
...names, but exercising no appreciable influence in the formation of real language. ' The onomatopœic theory goes very smoothly as long as it deals with cackling hens and quacking ducks, but round that poultry-yard there is a dead wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really...
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Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal Institution of ...

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1873
...been " tonguebound." As to miagolare, to mew, we willingly hand it over to the onomatopoeic school. The onomatopoeic theory goes very smoothly as long...cackling hens and quacking ducks ; but round that poultry-yard there is a dead wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really...
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Lectures on the Science of Language, Volume 2

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1873
...been ' tongue-bound.' As to miagolare, to mew, we willingly hand it over to the onomatopoeic school. The onomatopoeic theory goes very smoothly as long...with cackling hens and quacking ducks; but round that poultry-yard there is a high wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really...
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Lectures on the Science of Language Delivered at the Royal Institution of ...

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1874 - 4 pages
...been " tonguebound." As to miagolare, to mew, we willingly hand it over to the onomatopoeic school. The onomatopoeic theory goes very smoothly as long...cackling hens and quacking ducks ; but round that poultry-yard there is a dead wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really...
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Darwinism Tested by Language

Sir Frederick Bateman - Evolution - 1877 - 224 pages
...seeing that they exercise their voices at least as much as any of the higher animals.' * Mr. Darwin ' it goes very smoothly as long as it deals with cackling hens and quacking ducks ; but round that poultry-yard there is a dead wall, and we soon find that it is behind that wall that language really...
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