An Analysis of the Derivative Words in the English Language
Excerpt from An Analysis of the Derivative Words in the English Language The first edition of this work, was the first effort of the Author, and it is believed to be the first attempt to present the component parts of English derivative words, in their distinctive character, and exhibit their combination in any thing like system. The practicability of the work had been under consideration, and the materials principally collected, many years before the plan was fully carried out. The first edition was at length presented, and notwithstanding its imperfections, has fairly settled the question, as to the importance of the plan proposed, and the course to be pursued in acquiring a knowledge of derivative words. The experiment has been made, and repeated under such circumstances, that the Author, from his own observation of facts, will now guaranty, to communicate more knowledge of derivative words in the English Language, to any class of English Scholars over twelve years of age, in twelve weeks, than ever was, or ever can be communicated, in the ordinary way, to those of a similar age, in twelve months. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.