Dissertation on the English Language With Notes, Historical and Critical; to Which is Added, by Way of Appendix, an Essay on a Reformed Mode of Spelling, With Dr. Franklin's Arguments on that Subject
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Dissertation on the English Language With Notes, Historical and Critical; to Which is Added, by Way of Appendix, an Essay on a Reformed Mode of Spelling, With Dr. Franklin's Arguments on that Subject

By Noah Webster
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  • DISSERTATIONS ON THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE: WITH NOTES, HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL. To which is added, BY WAY OF APPENDIX, AN ESSAY ON A REFORMED MODE OF SPELLING, WITH DR. FRANKLIN'S ARGUMENTS ON THAT SUBJECT.
  • PREFACE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • CONTENTS.
    • DIRECTIONS.
  • DISSERTATION I.
    • INTRODUCTION.
    • HISTORY of the ENGLISH LANGUAGE.
    • REMARKS.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • DISSERTATION II.
    • Of the ENGLISH ALPHABET.
    • RULES of PRONUNCIATION.
    • DIFFERENCES of PRONUNCIATION and CONTROVERTED POINTS EXAMINED.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • DISSERTATION III.
    • EXAMINATION of CONTROVERTED POINTS, continued.
    • Of MODERN CORRUPTIONS in the ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • DISSERTATION IV.
    • FORMATION of LANGUAGE.
    • HORNE TOOKE's THEORY of the PARTICLES.
    • EXAMINATION of PARTICULAR PHRASES.
    • NOUNS.
    • POSSESSIVE CASE.
    • ARTICLE.
    • VERB.
    • TIME.
    • MODE.
    • NUMBER and PERSON.
    • AUXILIARIES.
    • PARTICLES.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • DISSERTATION V.
    • Of the CONSTRUCTION of ENGLISH VERSE.
    • PAUSES.
    • EXPRESSION.
    • Of READING VERSE.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • NOTES,
    • HISTORICAL AND CRITICAL.
    • Specimens of the Gothic Languages.
    • Specimens of the Celtic Languages.
    • Specimens of the Gothic Languages.
    • Specimens of the Celtic Languages.
    • Specimens of the Gothic Languages.
    • Specimens of the Celtic Languages.
    • Specimens of the Gothic Languages.
    • Specimens of the Finn and Lapland Tongues.
    • POSTSCRIPT.
    • FOOTNOTES:
  • APPENDIX.
    • AN ESSAY
    • OBJECTIONS.
    • Dr. Franklin's Answer to Miss Sā€”ā€”.
    • FOOTNOTES:
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