The English Language
H. Holt, 1912 - English language - 250 pages
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abstract acquired added adjectives adopted advance ancestors Anglo-Saxon appear Aryan beautiful became become began beginning believed belong borrowed brought called character Christian Church civilization classical common compounds course created culture derived describe dialect distinction Dutch earlier early East effect England English language Europe existence express feeling foreign formation French genius German give given Greek human ideas important influence instance interest kind knowledge later Latin Latin word learned least less literary literature living meaning meant medieval Middle Ages modern native natural Norman nouns objects old word origin past perhaps period Persian personality phrase popular possessed present probably race recent religious rich Roman seems sense sound sources speak speech suggest taken Teutonic thought tion traced translations verb vocabulary writings XIVth XIXth XVIIth Century