The Works of Ben Ionson Volume 9

The Works of Ben Ionson Volume 9

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...ending in diphthongs or vowels take neither 2: nor s, but only change their dzlb/ct/zongs or vowels, retaining their last consonant, or one of like force; as mouse, mice or meece, -louse, lice or leece; goose, geese; foot, feet, -tootk, teetk. Exception of number. Some nouns of the first declension lack the plural; as rest, gold, silver, bread. Others the singular; as ric/zes, goods. Many being in their principal signification adjectives, are here declined, and in the plural stand instead of substantives; as ot/zer, ot/cers; one, ones, -kundred, /zundreds; t/zousand, t/zousands, -necessary, necessaries; and such like. CHAP. XIV. OF THE SECOND DECLENSION. HE second declension formeth the plural ' from the singular, by putting to n, -which notwithstanding it have not so many nouns as hath the former, yet lacketh not his difficulty, by reason of sundry exceptions, that cannot easily be reduced to one general head: of this former is ox, oxen; hose, hosen. Exceptions. Man and woman, by a contraction, make men and women, instead of manen and womenen. Cow makes hine or heene: brother, for bretheren, hath brethren, and brethern: child formeth the plural, by adding r besides the root; for we say not childen, which, according to the rule given before, is the right formation, but children, because that sound is more pleasant to the ear. Here the genitive plural (denoting the possessor) is made by adding s unto the absolute; as Sin chi/a', 1 Plur children, g-6/acne, J ' _chila'ren's. Exceptions from both declensions. Some nouns (according to the different dialects of several parts of the country) have the plural of both a'eclensions; as house, houses and housen, -eye, eyes and eyen, -shooe, shooes and shooen. CHAP. XV. Or PRONOUNS. FEW...show more

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  • Paperback | 142 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 268g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236850475
  • 9781236850478