On Memory & the Rational Means of Improving It

On Memory & the Rational Means of Improving It

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1873 edition. Excerpt: ...even it he had not the slightest knowledge of this language, because they are identical in English and in German. arm deck grass accent. finger. horn best fish minister bring gas mouse bush glass nest park. rice sopha. province ring" so etc. If instead of learning the pronunciation in the usual way we take a few of those words which contain all the vowels e.g.--glass; finger, horn, bush, so----they will givc to the beginner the key to nearly all the German pronunciation, if he is told that the pronunciation of the letters does not vary in German as in English, but remains unaltered, and if we add that the w sounds in German like v, he knows at once how to pronounce the following words which are identical in both languages: hand, man, wash, west, wild, sand, religion, violin, vision, wunder, music, rose, hunger, winter, warm, gold. The following are some of those where there is a slight difference in spelling and which are easily recognised. shoe and schuh ell, elle Gill), ebbe end, ende still, stilte ox, ochs oven, ofen fable, fabvl card, karte cannon, kanone garden, garten silver, silber wool, wolle worm, worm weather, wetter work, werk wonder, wunder word, wort thirst, durst gow, kuh thorn, dorn tyrant, tyrann good, gut long, lung worm, wurm coifee and ka/)"ec tea, thee storm, sturm straw, stroh $1111, sonne soul, seele stick, stack stool, stulzl steel, stahl stone, stein shoulder, schulter stiif, stcif second, secumle spin, spiunen stream, strum saddle, sattel sickle, sichel coal, kohle earth, erde folk, volk (people) thprn, dorn thank, dank kiss, lruss ice, eis summer, sommer, etc. From these we could pass te such words, which have still more changed, or modified their meaning...show more

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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698806X
  • 9781236988065