Remarks on a Letter to Dr. Waterland: In Relation to the Natural Account of Languages

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C. Crownfield; and J. Crownfield, London, 1731 - 48 Seiten
 

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Seite 45 - Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.
Seite 39 - Several learned men, prepofiefied with an opinion, that all the different idioms, now in the world, did at firft arife from one original language, to which they may be reduced ; and that the variety- which we find among them is no more than muft naturally have happened in fo long a...
Seite 42 - Adam : which con. tejjion is enough to overthrow the hypothecs he would maintain. to derive all languages in general from the Hebrew, .which they imagine to be the parent of all others. That they...
Seite 42 - Phoenicians^ whofe mother tongue was the Hebrew. But when thefe Writers venture out of their depth, and pretend to deduce the more remote languages from the fame fountain, they only fhew their ignorance, and make themfelves ridiculous to all who have but a moderate skill in thofe tongues;/??. a proof of which we could produce a multitude of examples from a celebrated and laborious work of that kind.
Seite 1 - Nature; in the ncccflary mutability of human things? the rife and fall of States and Empires ; change of Modes and Cuftoms ; which necefiarily introduce a proportionable change in Language.
Seite 44 - ... then formed, we confess ourselves unable to resolve the question, and deem it of too little importance to occupy either our time or attention. All we know...
Seite 36 - He tells us indeed^, that feveral very good and religious, as well as 'very Learned and Ingenious Men...
Seite 11 - Caufes, and deduc'd the Hiftory of moft particular languages from their fource and Origin not only of thofe which now obtain, but of Juch alfo, as tho...
Seite 2 - Hebrew was the firft and common Language of all, till in procefs of time, thro...

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