History of English: A Sketch of the Origin and Development of the English Language with Examples, Down to the Present Day

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Percival and Company, 1823 - English language - 414 pages
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Page 81 - Derivative adjectives and adverbs may be represented also by points, distinguishable by their situation, both from the substantive and the vowel points ; which may be done by placing them in a line, which, if produced, would pass through the substantive point, and would also be perpendicular to the last consonant mark; one placed before the substantive point, signifying the adjective, one after it, the adverb ; as, V-^ forgetful, VH forgetfulness, \M.
Page 82 - ... he made for himself before Festus and Agrippa, the substance whereof is this, that he had lived a blameless and inoffensive life among the Jews, in whose religion he had been bred up; that he was of the strictest sect of that religion, a Pharisee, which, in opposition to the Sadducees, maintained the resurrection of the dead and a future state of rewards and punishments in another life; and that for the hope of this he was called in question, and accused by the Jews. "And now I stand here, and...
Page 83 - And also, if an Adjective precedes either of the substantives, they may all three be represented by their first consonants joined together, with the dot always placed at the end of the first substantive, as, The <isi-iu great goodness of God is manifest in all his dealings with his creatures.
Page 88 - As few English words end with the syllable -to, the preposition to may be joined to the preceding word, which is signified by its first consonant; only; as, This ^/[ belongs to me, ^lliable to, ~T satisfactory to, "1 subject to.
Page 78 - Part, till, by a competent practice of writing according to the Rules laid down in the First Part, he is become so well acquainted with the characters, as to be able to write and read .them with as much ease, as his own common hand.
Page 88 - The pronouns being few in number, and used as substitutes fof nouns, must occur very frequently, and by that means soon become familiar to the learner ; pronouns, therefore, may be joined to the prepositions, without danger of creating any difficulty to the reader; as, He gave it ^ to me, he left it k •to my, L to us, I.
Page 91 - ... pronominal adjectives, may be joined to the verbs and adjectives respectively, denoting both the adverbs and substantives by their first consonants, or at most by their first consonants and vowels; as, You may safely depend upon my word.

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