The Elements of Greek Grammar: With Notes

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Cummings & Hilliard, 1821 - Greek language - 271 pages
 

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Page 2 - District Clerk's Office. BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the seventh day of May, AD 1828, in the fifty-second year of the Independence of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, SG Goodrich, of the said District, has deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit...
Page 2 - States entitled an act for the encouragement of learning hy securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the author., and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and also to an act entitled an act supplementary to an act, entitled an act for the encouragement of learning by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and...
Page 245 - Arabic language 9 is pronounced \V ; but in the soft Persian, which may be called a polished dialect of it, it is sounded V. According to these principles, it is probable that the Digamma final, or before a consonant, was pronounced like our F, and before a vowel like our V.
Page 248 - X, mid otheis assert that e was lengthed before the liquid. But there were passages, to which even these, and similar expedients were inapplicable. A successful effort was made by the great Bentley to remove these embarrassments. — The restoration of the Digamma has at length vindicated the Poet, and displayed the harmonious beauties of his original versification. To give the learner some clue to guide him through these intricacies, an alphabetical table is added of the words in Homer, which either...
Page 17 - ... Five CASES : nominative, genitive, dative, accusative, and vocative. In the singular, the vocative is often like the nominative ; in the plural, it is always so. In neuter words, the nominative and vocative are always like the accusative, and in the plural always end in -a. The dual has but two forms, one for the nominative, accusative, and vocative, the other for the genitive and dative.
Page 200 - ... as they are used in teaching English. For the proper modulation of speech, it is necessary that one syllable in every word should be distinguished by a tone, or an elevation of the voice. On this syllable the Accent is marked in the Greek language. This elevation does not lengthen the time of that syllable, so that Accent and Quantity are considered by the best critics as perfectly distinct, but by no means inconsistent with each other. That it is possible to observe both Accent and Quantity...
Page 203 - We may carry the analogy of Enclitics to English. When we say, Give me that book, we pronounce me as a part of the word give. For the boy is tall, we say the boy's tall; thus is becomes a perfect Enclitic.
Page 183 - In Pastoral, Elegiac, and Epigrammatic verse the syllable is more frequently short. In Dramatic poetry the following rules may be observed : A short vowel before a soft or aspirate Mute followed by a Liquid, and before a middle Mute followed by с , remains short in Comedy.
Page 207 - The difference of Accentuation serves also to mark the difference of signification, and has on some occasions given precision to the language, and even determined the ambiguous meaning of a law. Of this distinction a few instances may be given...
Page 200 - Accent falls on the antepenúltima equally in the words liberty and library, yet in the former the tone only is elevated, in the latter the syllable is also lengthened. The same différence will appear in baron and bacon, in level and lever, in Reading, the name of the place, in which these observations are written, and the participle reading.

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