The Philosophic Grammar of American Languages, as Set Forth by Wilhelm von Humboldt With the Translation of an Unpublished Memoir by Him on the American Verb
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The Philosophic Grammar of American Languages, as Set Forth by Wilhelm von Humboldt With the Translation of an Unpublished Memoir by Him on the American Verb

By Daniel G. (Daniel Garrison) Brinton
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  • THE PHILOSOPHIC GRAMMAR —OF— American Languages, As Set Forth by Wilhelm von Humboldt; WITH THE TRANSLATION OF AN UNPUBLISHED MEMOIR BY HIM ON THE AMERICAN VERB.
  • CONTENTS.
  • The Philosophic Grammar of American Languages.
    • § 1. Introductory.
    • § 2. Humboldt’s Studies in American Languages.
    • § 3. The Final Purpose of the Philosophy of Language.
    • § 4. Historical, Comparative and Philosophic Grammar.
    • § 5. Definition and Psychological Origin of Language.
    • § 6. Primitive Roots and Grammatical Categories.
    • § 7. Formal and Material Elements of Language.
    • § 8. The Development of Languages.
    • § 9. Internal Form of Languages.
    • § 10. Criteria of Rank in Languages.
    • § 11. Classification of Languages.
    • § 12. Nature of Incorporation.
    • § 13. Psychological Origin of Incorporation.
    • § 14. Effect of Incorporation on Compound Sentences.
    • § 15. The Dual in American Languages.
    • § 16. Humboldt’s Essay on the American Verb.
  • On the Verb in American Languages. By Wilhelm von Humboldt
    • I. When the notion of Being is expressed independently.
      • 1. When the notion of Being is understood.
      • 2. When the notion of Being is expressed by a special word, but without a phonetic radical.
    • 1. When the notion of Being is understood.
    • 2. When the notion of Being is expressed by a special word, but without a phonetic radical.
    • II. The notion of Being is incorporated with the verb as an Auxiliary.
    • III. The notion of Being is present in the Verbal form only in idea.
      • Case 1st.
      • Case 2d.
      • Case 3d.
      • 1. Approach toward a Fixed Form.
      • 2. Divisibility of Verbal Forms to allow the insertion of governed parts of speech.
    • Case 1st.
    • Case 2d.
    • Case 3d.
    • 1. Approach toward a Fixed Form.
    • 2. Divisibility of Verbal Forms to allow the insertion of governed parts of speech.
    • Notes (by the translator) on the various American Tribes and Languages mentioned by Humboldt in the preceding Memoir.
  • LIBRARY —OF— ABORIGINAL AMERICAN LITERATURE.
  • RECENT PUBLICATIONS ON AMERICAN ETHNOLOGY.
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