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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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A Treatise on Phonology: Comprising a Perfect Alphabet for the English ...

Andrew Comstock - 1855 - 135 páginas
...look 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 the...
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The American Phonetic Dictionary of the English Language

Daniel S. Smalley - 1855 - 776 páginas
...pronunciations, and we do not look to etymology for their present meanings. If I should call a mau a knave and a villain, he would hardly be satisfied with my telling him that ono of the words originally signified only a lad or servant, and the other an under ploughman, or the...
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A Plea for Spelling Reform

Sir Isaac Pitman - 1878 - 326 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 ii from present...
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A plea for spelling reform, tracts, ed. by I. Pitman

Plea - 1878
...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 inhahitant of a village. It is from present...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: With Introduction and Notes

Benjamin Franklin - 1901 - 249 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-plowman, or the inhabitant of a village. It is from present...
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Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

Benjamin Franklin - 1909 - 249 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-plowman, or the inhabitant of a village. It is from present...
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Daedalus: Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volumen1

1848
...in most instances been chosen with which we are already familiar or which resemble the letters whoso power they most nearly represent.* " 3. A third objection...feet is represented by a letter which is nearly the itslic i; a in date and a in psalm are represented by common forms of our written e and a; au in caught...
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Proceedings of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Volumen1

American Academy of Arts and Sciences - 1848
...yea Type. CQ J j S / 3 5 C c Example of Sound. chew Jew mesh measure call (j (T gall W g H h sung Aay considerable portion of a new alphabet. Let any one...represented by a letter which is nearly the italic «'; a in date and a in psalm are represented by common forms of our written c and a; au in caught...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Including Poor Richard's Almanac ...

Benjamin Franklin - 2005 - 320 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-plowman, or the inhabitant of a village. It is from present...
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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard's Almanac, and Other Papers

Benjamin Franklin - 189? - 308 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-plowman, or the inhabitant of a village. It is from present...
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