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Author: James Augustus Henry Murray
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Publisher: McGrath Pub. Co (1970)
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The evolution of English lexicography by James Augustus Henry Murray



For, the English Dictionary, like the English Constitution, is the creation of no one man, and of no one age; it is a growth that has slowly developed itself adown the ages. Its beginnings lie far back in times almost prehistoric. And these beginnings themselves, although the English Dictionary of to-day is lineally developed from them, were neither Dictionaries, nor even English. vocabulary, retaining only the words of common life and everyday use. And for more than 300 years after the Conquest English lexicography stood still. Between 1066 and 1400, Wright-Wuelcker shows only two meagre vocabularies, occupying some twenty-four columns of his volume.

Download a free audio book for yourself today! . For, the English Dictionary, like the English Constitution, is the creation of no one man, and of no one age; it is a growth that has slowly developed itself adown the ages. And these beginnings themselves, although the English Dictionary of to day is lineally developed from them, were neither Dictionaries, nor even English. ePUB eBook, iBooks for iPhone and iPad, Nook, Sony Reader.

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The Project Gutenberg Etext of The Evolution of English Lexicography By James . Murray word of the text is a gloss. Nearly all the Latin MSS. of religious or practical treatises, that have come down to us from the Middle Ages, contain examples of such glosses, sometimes few, sometimes many. It may naturally be supposed that this glossing of MSS. began in Celtic and Teutonic, rather than in Romanic lands. Such was one of the fountain-heads of English lexicography; the other is to be found in the fact that in those distant days, as in our own, the learning of Latin was the acquisition of a foreign tongue which involved the learning of a grammar and of a vocabulary. Both grammar and vocables were probably in the main communicated by oral teaching, by the living voice of the master, and were handed down by oral tradition from generation to generation.

The member warmly protested that, being called upon to consider a measure dealing with things therein called ‘Allotments’, a term not known to English Law, nor explained in the Bill itself, he had a right to ask for a definition. But the only answer he received was ‘Johnson's Dictionary! Johnson's Dictionary!’ at which, according to the newspapers, the House gave ‘another laugh,’ and the interrogator subsided.

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