English Composition by Practice

Paperback | February 4, 2012

byEdward Richard Shaw

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. PAEAPHEASE AND ABSTEACT. THE PARAPHRASE. Compare the paraphrase of the following selection with the original, and also the paraphrase of "The Court of Berlin" with the poem, and note the difference. CHANGE IN ENGLISH PBONUNCIATION. Original.--" The art of printing--the abundance of books--has done much to render permanent the forms of words, but it can accomplish little in the way of fixing the pronunciation of our language. The various sounds employed are but imperfectly marked by the letters of the alphabet, and among so many people as now use the English language, and scattered as they are over the whole globe, it is impossible for any standard to be adopted. Nowhere, perhaps, will these variations be found more strongly marked or more frequent than in the heart of England itself. The less people are accustomed to change their abode, or to meet with people of other states or provinces, the more tenaciously will they adhere to an early pronunciation until it has become antiquated in other parts of the country. This can be well illustrated in our own country, for in the more retired hamlets of New England may be heard accents which strike the ear as novel, but which are according to the standard of the cultivated class of England in the time of Johnson and of Addison." Paraphrase.--The printing of many books has fixed almost unchangeably the written words of the English language, but it can do very little towards making permanent the pronunciation of the language. The alphabet is a very incomplete representation of the many different sounds used, and to settle upon any characters to indicate exactly the pronunciation would be impracticable, because the great number of people who speak English are spread over all parts of the world. Possibly ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV. PAEAPHEASE AND ABSTEACT. THE PARAPHRASE. Compare the paraphrase of the following selection with the original, and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:46 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.1 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217714579

ISBN - 13:9780217714570

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