The English Language In Its Elements And Forms; With A History Of Its Origin And Development…

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byWilliam Chauncey Fowler

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...from to crack; harden, a factitive from hard. 2. Derivative adjectives: (a) in en, from nouns, and forming hylonymic adjectives, or adjectives expressing the material of which any thing is made; as, golden, earthen; wooden, ashen; oaten, wheaten; waxen, woolen. (b) in tr/i, from nouns, and denoting the point of the compass; as, northern, southern, eastern, western (c) in ey, the same as y; as, clayey, wheyey. (d) in ish, forming diminutives; as, whitish, thievish; also gentile adjectives; as, English, Danish; also more obscured; as, French, Welsh, Dutch. Opposed to ly in womanish, childish. (e) in cd, the termination of participles; as, winged. (f) nful; as, fearful. (g) in less, denoting loose, free; as, fearless, thankless, (h) in some; as, toilsome, tiresome, wholesome. (i) in ly, originally an adverbial termination; as, goodly, manly. (j) in ward; as, backward, forward. (k) in y, from abstract nouns; as, angry, worthy, lengthy, mighty, frosty; from concrete nouns; as, woody, bushy, muddy, sunny; or from material nouns; as, airy, Jiery, sandy, earthy, watery, bloody, hairy, dusty; also any. 3. Derivative adverbs: (a) in ly ( = like), forming adverbs expressing the manner of an action, attached to abstract substantives and to adjectives; as, He gives freely; he speaks wrongly. This is the prevalent use of this suffix in English. Note.--This suffix is attached also to concrete substantives, and thus forms adjectives; but such adjectives are used, for the most part, attributively, seldom predicatively; as, a daily publication; manly conduct. (b) in s, forming a sort of adverbial genitive; as, needs, unawares. 4. Derivative concrete substantives: (a) in er, denoting the personal agent, or active male subject, as opposed to the female; as, widower,...

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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. 1855 edition. Excerpt: ...from to crack; harden, a factitive from hard. 2. Derivative adjectives: (a) in en, from nouns, and forming hylonymic ad...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:242 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.51 inPublished:July 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217347843

ISBN - 13:9780217347846

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