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" Etymologies are at present very uncertain; but such as they are, the old books would still preserve them, and etymologists would there find them. Words in the course of time change their meanings, as well as their spelling and pronunciation, and we do... "
Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences - Página 33
por American Academy of Arts and Sciences - 1848
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The North American Review, Volumen37

1833
...change their meanings, as well as their spelling and pronunciation, and we do not look to etymology for their present meanings. If I should call a man...him, that one of the words originally signified only a lad or servant ; and the other an under-ploughman, or the inhabitant of a village. It is from present...
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Familiar Letters and Miscellaneous Papers of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1833 - 295 páginas
...change their meanings, as well as their spelling and pronunciation, and we do not look to etymology for their present meanings. If I should call a man...him that one of the words originally signified only a lad or servant; and the other an under-ploughman, or the inhabitant of a village. It is from present...
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American Ladies' Magazine, Volumen7

1834
...pronunciation, and we do not look to etymology for their present meanings. If 1 should call a man a/mace and a villain, he would hardly be satisfied with my...him, that one of the words originally signified only a lad or servant; and the other an under-ploughman, or the inhabitant of a village. It is from present...
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Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volumen1

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - 1848
...E / mesh 3 5 measur C c call G e g-all VJ g sang H h Aay O o bone U a htet ID vu frol TJ u full HU news considerable portion of a new alphabet. Let any...that one of the words originally signified only * The *ound of ee in feet a represented by a letter which is nearly the italic i; • in date and a in psalm...
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A Plea for Phoenetic Spelling: Or, The Necessity of Orthographic Reform

Alexander John Ellis - 1848 - 180 páginas
...change their meanings, as well as their spellings and pronunciations, and we do not look to etymology for their present meanings. If I should call a man...him that one of the words originally signified only a Lad or Servant, and the other an Under Ploughman, or the Inhabitant of a Village. It is by their...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, Volúmenes184-185

1848
...change their meanings as well as their spellings and pronunciations, and we do not look to etymology for their present meanings. If I should call a man...hardly be satisfied with my telling him that one of these words originally signified a lad or a servant, and the other an under ploughman. It is by their...
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Comstock's Phonetic Magazine, Volumen2

1846
...to etymology for their present meaning. In answering this objection, Dr. Franklin says : — • " If I should call a man a knave and a villain, he would...hardly be satisfied with my telling him that one of these words originally signified only a lad or a servant, and the other an under ploughman, or tho...
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The Gentleman's Magazine, and Historical Chronicle, for the Year ..., Volumen184

1848
...pronunciations, and we do not look to etymology for their present meanings. If I suould call a man a htia.ee and a villain, he would hardly be satisfied with my telling him that one of these words originally signified a lad or a servant, and the other an under ploughman. It is by their...
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Stryker's American Register and Magazine, Volumen3

1849
...well as their spellings and pronunciations, and we do not look to etymology for their present meaning. If I should call a man a knave and a villain, he would...him, that one of the words originally signified only a lad or a servant, and the other an under ploughman or the inhabitant of a village." We may add, that...
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Language as a Means of Mental Culture and International ..., Volumen2

Claude Marcel - 1853
...change their meanings, as well as their spellings and pronunciations, and we do not look to etymology for their present meanings. If I should call a man...him that one of the words originally signified only a lad or servant, and the other an under ploughman, or the inhabitant of a village. It is by their...
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