The Principles and Rules of French Genders

The Principles and Rules of French Genders

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...a small window, was ist das (?); vergissmeinnicht, forget-me-not, myosotis; wermouth or vermout, absinth-wine. Fem.: biere, bier, die Bahre (the word is also Celtic); cosse, ecosse, pod, husk, die Schote (the word is more probably the Flemish schosse); ecluse, sluice, die Schleuse (more probably Lat. exclusa); etuve, stove, vapour bath, die Stube; g erbe, sheaf, die Garbe; hache, hatchet, die Hacke (Diez), or Lat. ascia, adze; haie, hedge, die; hate, haste, die Hast; butte, hut, die Hutte; marque, die Mark; pinte, die Pinte; sabretache, die Sabeltasche; vague, wave, die Woge. The following, which are also derived from the Teutonic languages, have not the Teutonic gender: --Le banc, bench, die Bank; le bourg, borough, die Burg; un ecrou, a screw-nut, eine Schraube; le grebe, kind of bird whose feathers are used as ornaments or trimming, die Grebe (this word should be bigeneric, the fem, denoting the bird and the mase the ornament); la biere, beer, das Bier; une ecrevisse, a crab, ein Krebs; l'ecume, foam, der Schaum; la lande, heath, moor, das Land (?); la valise, portmanteau, das Felleisen; la schlague, flogging, der Schlag or das Schlagen. lkl. The foregoing show that analogy, not derivation, has given the Teutonic nouns their French gender.1 This is also proved by the names of countries which are generally neuter in German. Ex.: das Frankreich, das Deutschland. Compare also some recently imported words, such as un book, a glass of beer; du brandevin, brandi/; un moos, une chope, la choucroute, etc., which all have the gender of analogy. 122. y. Italian. Mase.: adagio, alto, andante Q; 49, A, Io, bravo, concerto, domino; etalon, more

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