An English Grammar: Methodical, Analytical, and Historical. With a Treatise on the Orthography, Prosody, Inflections and Syntax of the English Tongue, and Numerous Authorities Cited in Order of Historical Development, Band 1
J. Murray, 1874
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accent accented syllable according activity adjective adverb alongside Anglo Anglosaxon answers appears arises become beginning belong Byron cast century Chaucer common commonly comp compounds consonant denoted dental derivative determination dialects diphthong distinguished double English especially exception expression feminine final forms French frequently gender genitive Germanic glosaxon Gloucester Greek guttural Halliwell hand Highdutch inflection instance interchange language Latin latter likewise Longfellow Lowdutch masculine meaning middle Modern-English Modern-French mute names nouns object occurs Old-English Old-French Old-Highdutch Old-norse originally participle particles particularly partly passed perhaps person plur plural points position preceding present preserved preterite pronounced pronunciation rarely referred regard relation remains represented rest Romance saxon seems Shakspeare short simple sing singular Skelton sometimes sort sound stands stem strong Subst substantive suffix syllable takes termination thing thou tongue unaccented syllable verb vowel weak whence words
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