The Art Of Speech (volume 1) by Luther Tracy TownsendThe Art Of Speech (volume 1) by Luther Tracy Townsend

The Art Of Speech (volume 1)

byLuther Tracy Townsend

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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. 1879. Excerpt: ... SUPPLEMENTAL NOTES. Note (Page 10.) For forcible statements of the marvellousna s of the speech organs, see Whitney's Language and the Study of Language, pp. 88, 89, and Farrar's Language and Languages, p. 272. Note I. (Page 10.) "The people who do not talk, always turn out to be talkers. The last time it was publicly stated that the Vedahs of Ceylon have no language, Max Muller had the matter investigated. It turned out, as it has always done in other cases, that there was plenty of language, and very good language. 'Many of the words are mere corruptions of Sanskrit.'"--Chips, vol. iv. p. 342. Note II. (Page 12.) We are indebted to the native American for the names of some of our states and towns, and for the names of many a lake, river, and mountain. From this same aboriginal source came the words barbecue, canoe, choco)late, moccasin, squaw, pappoose, potato, quahog, sachem, succotash, tammany, tautog, tobacco, tomahawk, Tankee, and wigwam. From the Dutch the English tongue has taken sloop, yacht, and schooner. Corral, alligator, cargo, embargo, sierra, stampede, ranch, cigar, lasso, and mustang came from Spanish. Maize and hurricane came from the West India tongue;' caste and commodore from Portuguese; banjo, from the African; almanac, alcohol, chemistry, and tariff, from Arabic; indigo, pagoda, nabob, pandit, and jungle, from Hindostanee; taboo, from Polynesian; calico is formed from Calicut; damask, from Damascus; gauze, from Gaza; cambric, from Cambray; crayon, from Creta; currants, from Corinth; bayonet, from Bayonne; and magnet from Magnesia. x The indebtedness of the English tongue to the French, Latin, and Greek is disclosed in almost every sentence framed. Note III. (Page 12.) Sir Thomas More's Life of Edward V., begun 1509, is, according to...
Title:The Art Of Speech (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:58 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217064329

ISBN - 13:9780217064323