Transactions of the American Philological Association

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Page 80 - His quidam signis atque haec exempla secuti Esse apibus partem divinae mentis et haustus 220 Aetherios dixere ; deum namque ire per omnes Terrasque tractusque maris caelumque profundum...
Page 95 - Teutonic speech, back to about the seventh century after Christ. We must not suppose that before that time there was one common Teutonic language spoken by all German tribes, and that it afterwards diverged into two streams, the High and Low. There never was a common, uniform, Teutonic language ; nor is there any evidence to show that there existed at any time a uniform High-German or Low-German language, from which all High-German and Low-German dialects are respectively derived.
Page 4 - There is hardly a language which in one sense may not be called a mixed language. No nation or tribe was ever so completely isolated as not to admit the importation 'of a certain number of foreign words.
Page 100 - Now the reason why scholars have discovered no more than these two or three great families of speech is very simple. There were no more, and we cannot make more. Families of languages are very peculiar formations ; they are, and they must be, the exception, not the rule, in the growth of language.
Page 31 - Committee of ten, composed of the above officers and five other members of the Association. 3. All the above officers shall be elected at the last session of each annual meeting. ARTICLE III. MEETINGS. 1. There shall be an annual meeting of the Association in the city of New York, or at such other place as at a preceding annual meeting shall be deter* mined upon.
Page 3 - In the course of these considerations, we had to lay down two axioms, to which we shall frequently have to appeal in the progress of our investigations. The first declares grammar to be the most essential element, and therefore the ground of classification in all languages which have produced a definite grammatical articulation ; the second denies the possibility of a mixed language.
Page 109 - Since, lie pointed out, each person has two parents, four grandparents, eight greatgrandparents, and so on, the numbers doubling with each generation, and becoming, even in the limited period between us and the patriarch Joseph, expressible only by a row of figures reaching clear across the page, it follows that there must have been vastly more people living some thousands of years ago than there are at present. Here we have, rea,dy made and provided, tlic infinitely numerous " confederacies, clans,...
Page 80 - Greek philosophic writers as prevailed at the end of the Republic and at the beginning of the Augustan age.
Page 7 - The Auditing committee reported that the accounts of the Treasurer had been examined, and that proper vouchers and a balance of $37.60 had been found.
Page 18 - Pa. Professor Basil L. Gildersleeve, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md. Professor William W. Goodwin, Harvard University, Cambridge, Mass.

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