The English Language
Williams & Norgate, 1912 - English language - 256 pages
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abstract adjectives adopted affixes ancestors Anglo-Saxon appearance Arabian Aryan believed belong Celtic Celts Century words character Chaucer Christian Church civilization classical Latin compounds Conquest culture Danish derived descended dialect Dictionary distinction Dutch early borrowing England English language English words Europe express foreign formation forms of speech four humours French words genius German German language Gothic architecture grammar Greek words guage human important inflections influence instance large number later Latin word literary literature Low German Low Latin medieval Middle Ages Midland modern English natural ness Norman Norman Conquest nouns number of words old English old word origin perhaps period phrase popular possessed present meaning primitive pronunciation race religious revival Roman Saxon Scholasticism sense Shakespeare sound sources suffixes Teutonic thought and feeling tion traced translations verb vocabulary words borrowed words in English writings XIVth XIXth XVIIth Century XVth