A Book About Words
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A Book About Words

By George Frederick Graham
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Table of Contents
  • A BOOK ABOUT WORDS.
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • INTRODUCTION.
  • CHAPTER I. ORIGIN OF WORDS—FAMILIES OF WORDS.
    • Families of Words (Saxon).
  • CHAPTER II. LATIN AND FRENCH WORDS.
    • Latin Roots.
  • CHAPTER III. OLD AND NEW WORDS.
    • New French Words.
  • CHAPTER IV. DEGENERACY OF WORDS.
    • Contradictory Meanings.
  • CHAPTER V. PLAY UPON WORDS.
  • CHAPTER VI. CONCRETE AND ABSTRACT WORDS.
  • CHAPTER VII. GRAND WORDS.
  • CHAPTER VIII. THE SPELLING OF WORDS.
  • CHAPTER IX. FLEXIBILITY, VARIETY, ETC. OF WORDS.
    • Expansion.
    • Assimilation.
    • Attraction.
    • Accent.
    • Inversion.
    • Corruption.
  • CHAPTER X. DIFFERENT VIEWS OF THE SAME IDEA.
  • CHAPTER XI. COMPOUND WORDS.
  • CHAPTER XII. THE PRONUNCIATION OF WORDS.
  • CHAPTER XIII. SLANG WORDS AND AMERICANISMS.
    • Slang Words.
    • Americanisms.
  • CHAPTER XIV. GENERAL REMARKS ON WORDS, ETC.
  • CHAPTER XV. GENERAL REMARKS ON WORDS, ETC.—continued.
  • CHAPTER XVI. MISCELLANEOUS DERIVATIONS OF WORDS.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • Works by the same Author.
  • GENERAL LIST OF WORKS
  • INDEX.
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