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Changes, historical, words or senses Class dialects, 66.
stagnation and inevitable decay
language of, on the gradual disap object of classification, 27.
Conjugation, most of the termina-
Constantinople, taking of, 308.
discovery of his system, 29.
of grammar irr, 86, 117. Crates of Pergamus, his visit to
Cuneiform inscriptions, the, deci-
phered by Burnouf, 168.
dictionary, obsolete, rare, and Xerxes, 206.
in use, 265 nwte.
progress in deciphering. 278.
letter from Sir H. Rawlinson
root in, 268.
tination in Chinese, 329. Dame, origin of the word, 226.
Darius, claimed for himself an Aryan
Dative, case in Greek, 221.
Daughter, origin of the word, 57.
which comprise the growth of
instances of phonetic decay,
Declension, most of the terminations
- quoted as an authority on gram- Dello, dell, origins of the Italian, 75.
matical questions, i09. Democritus, his travels, 94.
Dialects, Italian, 58, 69.
Dialects, French, 59.
Egyptian language, family to which
it is referable, 282.
Elder, origin of the word, 226.
Elements, constituent, of language,
channels of a literary lan- English language, changes in the
since the translation of the
richness of the vocabulary of
real sources of the English lan-
· Prince L. Bonaparte's collection
of English dialects, 70.
the English language Teutonic,
full of words derived from the
proportion of Saxon to Norman
control of individuals, 74. tests proving the Teutonic or-
origin of grammatical forms in
first practical Greek grammar, 100. number of words in the English
number of words in Milton,
Shakspeare, and the Old Tes-
parative Vocabulary of Eastern 21.
Ephraem Syrus, 276 note.
lated into Latin by Ennius, 105.
written to prove that it was Rome, 107.
Mr. Whitley Stokes's remarks
on the word Erin, 245 note.
Esths, or Esthonians, their language,
motion round the sun, 29. Estienne, Henry, his grammatical
labors anticipated by the
Brahmans, 500 B. C. 83.
nations in French, 229.
origin of the French future in
language and literature, 178.
nian to the Aryan languages, 338. in Latin, 230.
in Greek, 230.
in other languages, 231.
FABIUS Pictor, his history of Galatia, foundation and language
which it belongs, 282.
ducing the principal dialects of words in Sanskrit, 116.
Gâthâs, or songs of Zoroaster, 209.
Genitive case, the term used in In-
terminations of the genitive in
derivative suffixes by which
in Chinese, 118 note.
formation of genitives in Latin,
German language, history of the,
skrit into Persian, made by order Glass, painted, before and since the
that Dutch was the language
laws of change in the French Gospel, origin of the word, 122.
Gothic, a modern language, 122.
Gothic, class of languages to which Greek, earnestness with which Greek
grammar was taken up at
- principles which governed the
slip in almost all languages, spread of the Greek grammar,
the principle of classification
the Greeks, 124.
Plato's notion of the origin of
the Greek language, 126.
similarity between Greek and
affinity between Sanskrit and
formation of the dative in
number of forms each verb in
through all its voices, tenses,
&c., 272 note.
modern, number of the dialects
the Grammarians, 90.
reasons why the ancient Greeks
never thought of learning a
foreign language, 92.
trade to interpreters, 93.
philosophers, 94 note.
of St. Basil, 40 note.
Grimm, on the origin of dialects in
general, quoted, 60.
on the idiom of nomads, quoted,
cultivated by the barbarians, Growth of language, 47, 66.
man can change or improve
causes of the growth of lan-
Guichard, Estienne, his work on lan-
Guebres. See Parsis.
finity between Greek and San to Norman words in the English
Hindústání, real origin of, 70.
Urdu-zeban, the proper name
his despotic rule and its conse- Hiouen-thsanz, the Chinese pilgrim
his travels into India, 149.
History and language, connection
from Sanskrit works at his court, Hliod, or quida, of Norway, 193.
Saemund's collection of, 193.
Homer, critical study of, at Alex-
church that it was the prim influence of the critical study
grammatical terminology, 98.
undergone in his time, 67.
Flors, origin of the French word,
other Aryan languages, 236, and
swept away by Arabic, 281. in Plato or Aristotle, 128.
of exact knowledge, quoted, 29.
age of Comparative Philology,
pean family of languages, 198. Hungarians, ancestors of the, 320.
- language of the, 320, 321.
works of Zoroaster into Greek, dialects, 321.
Huron Indians, rapid changes in the
dialects of the, 62.
tude of American dialects to
eleven families, 63.
ing the 16th century, on the his Arabic translation of “the
Polynesian family of speech, -intellectual and literary activity
of the people of, 192.