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history of modern colloquial English

Henry Cecil Kennedy Wyld

history of modern colloquial English

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Published by E.P. Dutton & co., inc. in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • English language -- History,
  • English language -- Phonology,
  • English language -- Pronunciation

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesColloquial English.
    Statementby Henry Cecil Wyld.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPE1075 .W9 1937
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxviii, 433 p.
    Number of Pages433
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6351796M
    LC Control Number37008363
    OCLC/WorldCa2378709


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London, T.F. Unwin, ltd. "First publishedsecond editionthird impression " "This book is mainly concerned with English as it has been spoken during the past four or five centuries."--Introd., p.

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuriesThe history of English pronunciation in the modern period; the vowels in stressed syllablesThe vowels of unstressed syllablesChanges in consonantal soundsNotes on inflexionsColloquial idiomAppendicesSupplementary.

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