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" Let us consider, first, that although there is a continuous change in language, it is not in the power of man either to produce or to prevent it. We might think as well of changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding an inch... "
Max Müller and the Science of Language: A Criticism - Sivu 18
tekijä(t) William Dwight Whitney - 1892 - 79 sivua
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Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Nide 91

1862
...There is, no doubt, incessant change going on in language. But — and the point is important — it is not in the power of man either to produce or to prevent such changes. The ordinary belief is, that language is exceedingly arbitrary, and depends on the whim...

Letters on the Philosophy of the Human Mind

Samuel Bailey - 1855 - 277 sivua
...of the following passages : " Let us consider first," he says, " that although there is a continual change in language, it is not in the power of man either to produce or to prevent it. We might think as well of changing the laws * Vide Note C. f This truth is well insisted upon by St....

Lectures on the science of language, delivered at the Royal ..., Nide 1

Friedrich Max Müller - 1861
...history; language, or any other production of nature, admits only of growth. Let us consider, first, that although there is a continuous change in language,...the power of man either to produce or to prevent it. We might think as well of changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding...

Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal ..., Nide 1

Friedrich Max Müller - 1862
...history ; language, or any other production of nature, admits only of growth. Let us consider, first, that although there is a continuous change in language,...the power of man either to produce or to prevent it. We might think as well of changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding...

The Congregational Review, Nide 2

1862
...from us may spell out the orations of Webster and Everett. Yet of this change our author says, " it is not in the ,'power of man either to produce or to prevent it," an inherent and inexorable law of language controls this. The number of dialects is almost incredible....

The Journal of Sacred Literature, Nide 1

1862
...but in no case are prevented. Against all apparent facts to the contrary Max Miiller argues, that it is not in the power of man either to produce or to prevent alterations in language. Language is not acted upon by the will of individuals, nor by mutual agreement,...

Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Nide 91

1862
...There is, no doubt, incessant change going on in language. Bat — and the point is important — it is not in the power of man, either to produce or to prevent such changes. The ordinary belief is, that language is exceedingly arhitrary, and depends on the whim...

The Journal of sacred literature, ed. by J. Kitto. [Continued as] The ...

John Kitto - 1862
...but in no case are prevented. Against all apparent facts to the contrary Max Miiller argues, that it is not in the power of man either to produce or to prevent alterations in language. Language is not acted upon by the will of individuals, nor by mutual agreement,...

The stream of life on our globe ... as revealed by modern discoveries in ...

1864
...embryo, sprang up in the wilds of Asia, and the havoc we work in it is none of our choosing. " Though there is a continuous change in language it is not...the power of man either to produce or to prevent it. We might think as well of changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood or of adding...

The North American Review, Nide 101

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - 1865
...allows us to see not only his opinion, but the reasons on which lie founds it. After saying (p. 47) that, " although there is a continuous change in language,...the power of man either to produce or to prevent it : we might think as well of changing the laws which control the circulation of our blood, or of adding...




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