The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance Volume 4

The Saturday Review of Politics, Literature, Science, Art, and Finance Volume 4

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...our Southern and Midland readers would have been rather startled to find their household words claimed as the peculiar inheritance of the Cumbrian; while any one with the least amount of etymological instinct would intuitively detect the common Teutonic root in what Mr. Ferguson asserts to be strictly Scandinavian. We s_ubjoin a couple of pages, taken at random, as a philological exercise: to slap upon the mouth. The Sm. meaning seems to be that of com" cgging with a face of distress, or as we say in Cumberland, volume of his history, for which ho has been taken to task by the critics. Mun. The mouth. N. marmr. This word has several derivatives in English, as "mumble," N. mumla-, of which our provincial "inumm1e" retains the original form; " muzzle," N. muola, contracted from mumla, to take in the mouth. N ATTY. Neat, tidy, wcll-made, active. N. natinn, si ifies sharp, handy, industrious, but sccrns to relate more to mental qua ities, while " natty" is up lied rather to personal appearance. It may therefore be referre rather to S.-G. nactl, Eng. "neat." Nair. The list. N. kngfi. North. Orav. North. Sco. For 1'/ylhe we beg to refer Mr. Ferguson to Percy's Reliques, to Shnkspearc. "A Cumberland wifc calls her husband her man." A German wife calls him her Jllann. Muck, lu_q_qy,1Vab, and Natty, are in evcrybody's mouth. To Nag is not an uncommon word for to " wor." Nolt is the same as Neat, applied to cattle. Mimi, like zmch. is onomatopoctic. Almost any two pages of Ferguson's Vocabulary, when carefully, or even carelessly analysed, will yield similar results. 'Ye cannot help stigmatizing such a proceeding as unfair. We will, in conclusion, notice one more

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  • Paperback | 926 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,619g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123681813X
  • 9781236818133