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FUTURE AUXILIARY VERB S.
BY SIR EDMUND W. HEAD, BART.
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SOME years ago I found myself discussing with an accomplished French lady the various intricacies of “shall” and “ will.” The result of that conversation was, that I amused myself by putting together the remarks which I had met with, or which suggested themselves, on the subject of these puzzling auxiliaries. The two chapters now laid before the reader make no pretension to originality or profound research; they owe their origin to the discussion mentioned above, and they might have been better worth reading if I had, whilst writing them, had constant access to a large philological Įibrary. For the speculations in some of the potesI must ask indulgence.
E. W. H.
(F.) Origin of Latin desiderative verbs. ..