International Commercial Language: Abridged Grammar of Volapük

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S. R. Winchell & Company, 1888 - Volapük - 23 pages
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Page iv - ... either pasigraphic systems, meant to be read only, or languages accessible only to the highest intellects, or simply some existing language more or less ingeniously mutilated ! A german polyglot, Mr.
Page vii - I have just called attention, and which is met with, under diverse shapes amongst philologists, as well as amongst philosophers is at bottom more plausible than well-founded. The analytical form of our modern languages is the product not of a certain tendency of the mind towards this or that exterior form of thought, but the effect of a simple displacement of the tonic accent, or to speak more clearly, of the loss of the secondary in favour of the principal accent.
Page 21 - The majesty of the style and the elevation of the thoughts charmed the pupils, and one of them said ironically to his neighbour : " When will you make such a speech as that?

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