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A Handbook of the English Language   By: (1812-1888)

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Transcriber's note: A few typographical errors have been corrected: they are listed at the end of the text.

[=a] signifies "a with macron"; [)e] "e with breve"; and so forth.

A HAND BOOK

OF

THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE,

FOR THE USE OF

STUDENTS OF THE UNIVERSITIES AND HIGHER CLASSES OF SCHOOLS.

BY

R. G. LATHAM, M.D., F.R.S.,

LATE PROFESSOR OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE, UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, LONDON.

NEW YORK: D. APPLETON & COMPANY, 443 & 445 BROADWAY. M.DCCC.LXIV.

CONTENTS.

PART I.

GENERAL ETHNOLOGICAL RELATIONS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

CHAPTER I.

GERMANIC ORIGIN OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. DATE.

SECTION PAGE

1. English language not British 1 2. Real origin German 1 3. Accredited immigrations and settlements 2 4, 5. Criticism 4, 5

CHAPTER II.

GERMANIC ORIGIN OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. THE GERMANIC AREA OF THE PARTICULAR GERMANS WHO INTRODUCED IT. EXTRACT FROM BEDA.

6, 7. Jutes, Angles, and Saxons 6 8, 9. Extract from Beda 6, 7 10 13. Criticism 8 11 14, 15. Angles 11, 12 16. Saxons of Beda 12, 13 17. Anglo Saxon area 13 18, 19. The Frisians 13, 14 20. Anglo Saxon area 14

CHAPTER III.

OF THE DIALECTS OF THE SAXON AREA, AND OF THE SO CALLED OLD SAXON.

21 29. Old Saxon and Anglo Saxon 16, 17

CHAPTER IV.

AFFINITIES OF THE ENGLISH WITH THE LANGUAGES OF GERMANY AND SCANDINAVIA.

30, 31. Gothic languages 18 32 34. Divisions of the Gothic stock 18 35. Moeso Gothic 19 36. Old High German 19 37. Low German 19 38. Frisian and Dutch 19 39. Platt Deutsch 20 40, 41. Comparison 21 23

CHAPTER V.

ANALYSIS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. GERMANIC ELEMENTS. THE ANGLES.

42. Analysis 24 43 54. Angles their relations 24 28 55, 56. The Frisians 29, 30

CHAPTER VI.

THE CELTIC STOCK OF LANGUAGES AND THEIR RELATIONS TO THE ENGLISH.

57. Branches of the Celtic stock 31 58 60. Structure of Celtic tongues 31 33 61 63. The Picts 33 35

CHAPTER VII.

THE ANGLO NORMAN, AND THE LANGUAGE OF THE CLASSICAL STOCK.

64. The classical languages 36 65 67. Latin branch 36 40 68, 69. Norman French 40, 41

PART II.

HISTORY AND ANALYSIS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

CHAPTER I.

HISTORICAL AND LOGICAL ELEMENTS OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

70. Celtic elements 45 71. Latin of first period 46 72. Anglo Saxon 47 73. Danish or Norse 47 74. Roman of second period 49 75. Anglo Norman element 49 76. Indirect Scandinavian elements 50 77. Latin of third period 51 78. Latin of fourth period 51 79. Greek 52 80 82. Tables 53 55 83 90. Miscellaneous elements 55 60 91 94. Hybridism and new words 60 62 95. Historical and logical analysis 63

CHAPTER II.

THE RELATION OF THE ENGLISH TO THE ANGLO SAXON, AND THE STAGES OF THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

96. Ancient and modern tongues 64 97... Continue reading book >>




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