Rosenthal Method of Practical Linguistry: French Language in 10 Parts, Del 1

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Polyglot Book Company, 1893
 

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Side 13 - The wisdom of the ancients, where is it? It is wholly gone. A schoolboy to-day knows more than Sir Isaac Newton knew. His knowledge. has vanished away. You put yesterday's newspaper in the fire. Its knowledge has vanished away. You buy the old editions of the great encyclopaedias for a few pence.
Side 14 - But yesterday, in the University of Edinburgh, the greatest figure in the faculty was Sir James Simpson, the discoverer of chloroform. The other day his successor and nephew, Professor Simpson, was asked by the librarian of the University to go to the library and pick out the books on his subject tKat were no longer needed. And his reply to the librarian was this : " Take every text-book that is more than ten years old, and put it down in the cellar.
Side 44 - a ju]. This intervocalic [r] is the so-called linking [r], used in liaison. Only a limited number of very careful speakers use it at the end of a word followed by another word beginning with a vowel. But cultivated speakers use it within a word always. Transcribe: Larry, Geraldine, more and more, merry, marry, Mary, carry, query, peering, fair and warmer, wear it, as sure as fate, the bar is down, fear of failure. r is silent finally and preconsonantally after [a], [3], and [a], as in car...
Side 14 - Sir James Simpson was a great authority only a few years ago : men came from all parts of the earth to consult him ; and almost the whole teaching of that time is consigned by the science of to-day to oblivion. And in every branch of science it is the same. " Now we know in part. We see through a glass darkly.
Side 26 - ... the animal in question. There is a story of an English gentleman who, being desirous of knowing the nature of the meat on his plate at a Chinese entertainment, turned round to the native servant behind him, pointing to the dish with an inquiring quack, quack ? The Chinaman replied, bow-wow. Thus the two parties were mutually intelligible, though they did not understand a word of each other's language.
Side 12 - A true linguistic method is essentially a systematic art. Now, art can never in itself be natural. It is inspired by nature, but it exists only in so far as it does better than nature. To become art, nature must be recast in the mould of a human concept. To become a method, it must be scientifically adapted to the requirements of students who wish to master a foreign tongue while remaining in their own country. It must in no case be a "natural" method, but must follow and systematize nature.
Side 6 - Everybody knows how languages are taught in our seminaries, schools and universities. For four, five, frequently seven years our young men and women study various text-books, manuals and grammars. They learn to parse, to analyze, to decline and conjugate; they can repeat whole pages of grammatical rules and foreign words by heart; they are capable of taking a piece of classical French or German and rendering it into smooth English; they frequently know the grammars of these tongues better than the...
Side 85 - Quatre-vingt-dix 90 Quatre-vingt-onze 91 Quatre-vingt-douze 92 Quatre-vingt-treize 93 Quatre-vingt-quatorze ... 94 Quatre-vingt-quinze 95 Quatre-vingt-seize 96 Quatre-vingt-dix-sept ... 97 Quatre-vingt-dix-huit ... 98 Quatre-vingt-dix-neuf ... 99 Cent...
Side 69 - NEGATIVE: nous n'avons pas. vous n'avez pas. ils n'ont pas. elles n'ont pas.
Side 76 - ... je dis tu dis il dit nous disons vous dites ils disent je disais tu disais il disait nous disions vous disiez ils disaient je dis tu dis il dit nous dîmes vous dîtes ils dirent...

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