A short historical Latin grammar

A short historical Latin grammar

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SHORT HISTORICAL
LATIN GRAMMAROXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS
EDINBURGH GLASGOW NEW YORKLONDON
TORONTO MELBOURNE BOMBAY
MILFORD M.A.HUMPHREY
PUBLISHER TO THE UNIVERSITYSHORT HISTORICAL
LATIN GRAMMAR
BY
M. M.A.W. LINDSAY,
FELLOW OF JESUS OXFORDCOLLEGE,
SECOND EDITION
OXFORD
AT THE CLARENDON PRESS
191521 1953NOV
BY THE SAME AUTHOR
21s.8vo, cloth, price
THE LATIN LANGUAGE
AN HISTORICAL ACCOUNT
Of
ANDLATIN STEMS, FLEXIONSSOUNDS,PREFACE TO THE EDITIONFIEST
of Latin timeTEACHERS Grammar have for a long
the need of a which will exhibit the his-felt book
torical of Latin Accidence anddevelopment explain
anomalies of Latinthe Declension and Conjugation,
which will for how itinens became theexplain, example,
Genitive of how vult differ fromtier, volo, vis, lego, legis,
the of should beComparativelegit, why magnificus
the circum should havemagnificentior, why Preposition
circa. In this Shorta Historical Latin Grammar,by-form
for the Universities and the Forms ofdesigned Higher
I have tried to this in aninformationSchools, present
if form. Whileintelligible and, possible, interesting
full use of the discoveries of Philo-making Comparative
which have in recent added so much to ourlogy, years
of I have avoided the technicalLatin,knowledge
of that and in toscience,vocabulary quoting parallels
Latin words have restricted to the tomyself Greek,
the exclusion of and the other Indo-Sanscrit, Gothic,
isIt true that each andEuropean languages. every
of the Latin has not beenproblem solved,language yet
but for all that the of most of the resultsstability
reached the methods of isby Comparative Philology
and one who has studied thebeyond question; everyvi to the First EditionPreface
with minuteness knows which results aresubject any
certain and which have to be modifiedmay by subsequent
research. I have endeavoured to steer a middle course
andbetween difficulties untouched ex-leaving offering
which have to be discarded later. Forplanations may
a of which arediscussion still and forquestions subjudice,
a detailed account of the evidence onwhich injudgements
this book are I refer the reader togrounded, my larger
The Latinwork, Language Press,(Clarendon 1894).
W. M. LINDSAY.
OXFORD :
1895.September,
TO THEPEEFACE SECOND EDITION
THE last have not contributed muchtwenty years
to Latin There have been some new andPhilology.
which however cannotattractive be calledtheories,
such as the clever that thecertain, suggestion changes
of Latin Accentuation at first of the opening syllable,
of the orthen should beantepenultimate penultimate
andascribed to the Etruscan domination to the influence
a manual like this mustof Greece. But be-always lag
hind the of and I have not made tooresearch,vanguard
firstalterations of the edition.many
the mostOf new for ourinscriptions important
is the Forum with its SAKROSpurpose fragment,
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