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" 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... "
Principles of English Etymology - Page 388
by Walter William Skeat - 1887 - 547 pages
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GÉpea pteróenta. Or, The diversions of Purley. To which is annexed ..., Volume 1

John Horne Tooke - 1829
...progress of corruption in words to gain letters ;" and in the 131st page, that " Letters, like soldiers, are very apt to desert and drop off in a long march :" — they twice, in their 41st page, represent me as denyingthe possibility that any word should...
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The Philological Museum, Volume 2

Julius Charles Hare - Classical philology - 1833
...consonant at the beginning to facilitate pronunciation. " Letters like soldiers,11 says Home Tooke, " are very apt to desert and drop off in a long march ;" but on the other hand idle recruits are sometimes picked up by the way. It is remarkable that just...
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The Diversions of Purley

John Horne Tooke - Language and languages - 1857 - 739 pages
...progress of corruption in words to gain letters ; " and in the 131st page, that " Letters, like soldiers, are very apt to desert and drop off in a long march :" — they twice, in their 41st page, represent me as denying the possibility that any word should...
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Spoon and sparrow, Gspéndein and GVár, fundere and passer ; or, English ...

Thomas Oswald Cockayne - 1861
...than losses at the beginning or in the middle. Horne Tookes neat remark that " Letters like soldiers are very apt to desert and drop off in a long march " is most applicable to those in the rear. The final M or N is often omitted in greek, thus lat. Septem='EтTTa...
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All the Year Round, Volumes 19-20

English literature - 1868
...is another illustration of the saying of Home Tooke concerning words, that " letters, like soldiers, are very apt to desert and drop off in a long march." Boston is short for Botolph's ton, which is short for Saint Bartholomew's Town. There is a place named...
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All the Year Round, Volume 19

Charles Dickens - 1868
...another illustration of the saying of Horne Tooke concerning words, that " letters, like soldiers, are very apt to desert and drop off in a long march." Boston is short for Botolph's ton, which is short for Saint Bartholomew's Town. There is a place named...
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Principles of English Etymology

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1887 - 547 pages
...in gos-sip, ME god-sib, lit. ' related in God,' originally applied to a sponsor in baptism. A most remarkable example is seen in purse, a word of F....loss. This will be 1 The AS form is invariably teld or gtteld, a tent, with a verbttldian, to cover. The d is original, and becomes High German .' in ult....
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Principles of English Etymology

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1887 - 547 pages
...diminished in course of time by various forms of loss. ' Letters, like soldiers,' says Home Tookes, are ' very apt to desert and drop off in a long march.'...are mostly ' euphonic ' in the strict sense, ie they mosdy represent some slight change in the sound which requires an insertion in order to compensate...
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Principles of English Etymology

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1892 - 547 pages
...diminished in course of time by various forms of loss. ' Letters, like soldiers,' says Home Tooke ", are ' very apt to desert and drop off in a long march.'...loss. This will be 1 The AS form is invariably teld or geicld, a tent, with a verb teidian, to cover. The d is original, and becomes High German / in lilt....
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Principles of English Etymology

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1892 - 547 pages
...diminished in course of lime by various forms of loss. ' Letters, like soldiers,' says Home Tooke 2 , are ' very apt to desert and drop off in a long march.'...slight. Such insertions are mostly ' euphonic ' in ihe strict sense, ie they mostly represent some slight change in the sound which requires an insertion...
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