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A. S. form accent allied Anglo-Saxon answers appears Aryan beet borrowed from Lat called century changes Chapter cognate commonly consonantal consonants Danish denoted derived Dictionary dimin diphthong dissyllabic Dutch English words etymology examples explained fact final French words Goth Gothic grammar Greek Grimm's Law guttural Hence Icel Icelandic initial Irish Kluge labial large number Latin letters Lith Lithuan long vowels Low German Medially Mercian Middle English Midland modern English mutation nearly Northern dialect Northumbrian occurs Old High German orig origin past tense phonetic plural prefix preserved pronounced pronunciation remarkable represented riming Russ Sanskrit Scand Scandinavian sense shew shifting shortened Sievers sound Southern spelling spelt stem strong verb substantives suffix Swed Sweet syllable symbol Teut Teutonic languages Teutonic type usually Verner's Law vowel-sounds weak verb whence whilst written
Page 11 - Vol. II. The Sacred Laws of the Aryas, as taught in the Schools of Apastamba, Gautama, Vasishrta, and Baudhayana. Translated by Prof. Georg Biihler. Part I. Apastamba and Gautama, los. 6d. Vol. III. The Sacred Books of China. The Texts of Confucianism.
Page 499 - I say not this but that in euery shyre of England there be gentlemen and others that speake, but specially write, as good Southerne as we of Middlesex or Surrey do, but not the common people of euery shire, to whom the gentlemen, and also their learned clarkes, do for the most part condescend ; but herein we are already ruled by th...
Page 100 - Forster, Colebrooke, and other members of that illustrious Society, that the language and literature of the Brahmans became first accessible to European scholars ; and it would be difficult to say which of...
Page 22 - Of foreign tyrants and of nymphs at home; Here thou, great ANNA ! whom three realms obey, Dost sometimes counsel take — and sometimes tea.
Page 390 - Anything in the nature of addition or amplification is comparatively rare, and invariably slight. Such insertions are mostly ' euphonic ' in the strict sense, ie they mostly represent some slight change in the sound which requires an insertion in order to compensate for a loss. This will be 1 The AS form is invariably teld or gtteld, a tent, with a verbttldian, to cover.
Page 31 - This predilection for French was common before the first pestilence of 1349, but was afterwards somewhat changed. For John Cornwall, a master of grammar, changed the mode of teaching in his grammar-school, and substituted English for French construing ; and Richard Pencrich learnt that kind of teaching from him, and other men from Pencrich ; so that now, in the year of our Lord 1385, in all the grammar-schools of England, the children leave French and construe and learn in English, whereby they...
Page 499 - Our maker therfore at these dayes shall not follow Piers plowman nor Gower nor Lydgate nor yet Chaucer, for their language is now out of vse with vs: neither shall he take the termes of Northernmen, such as they vse in dayly talke, whether they be noble men or gentlemen, or of their best clarkes all is a matter: nor in effect any speach vsed beyond the riuer of Trent...
Page 541 - Specimens of English Literature, from the ' Ploughman's Crede' to the 'Shepheardes Calender' (AD 1394 to AD 1579). With Introduction, Notes, and Glossarial Index. By WW SKEAT, Litt.D.