1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading eBook

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  139. What does San signify?
  The person who, as partisan, etc.

  140. What does Ship signify?
  The condition, as professorship.

  141. What does Some signify?
  Full, as quarrelsome.

  142. What does Ster signify?
  The person who, as teamster.

  143. What does Teen signify?
  Ten to be added, as fourteen.

  144. What is the signification of Tude?
  The state of being, as similitude.

  145. What does Ty signify?
  To multiply into, as seventy, forty, etc.

  146. What does Ude signify?
  Same as Tude, the state of being.

  147. What does Ule signify?
  Little, as globule.

  148. What does Ward signify?
  Direction of, as eastward, etc.

  149. What does Ways signify?
  Manner, as crossways, lengthways, etc.

  150. What does the suffix Y signify?
  Plenty, as smoky; also abounding in, as wealthy.

  151. Are there any exceptions to the meaning of the foregoing
          Prefixes and Postfixes?

  There are some, and therefore great judgment must be exercised in
          applying them to the analysis of words.

  152. What is meant by the term “Good Bye"?
  God be with you.

  153. What does the suffix Ster signify?
  Feminine, as spinster.


  1. Is A the first letter of all written alphabets?
  All but one, the Abyssinian.

  2. What number is A in the Abyssinian alphabet?
  The thirteenth.

  3. Is double A ever written together as a word?
  It is, as a proper noun.

  4. What is Aa the name of?
  About forty small rivers in Europe.—­Cyclopedia.

  5. Is B the second letter of all alphabets?
  All except the Ethiopic.

  6. What number is B in the Ethiopic?

  7. Give a word in which P has the sound of B.

  8. What letter is the Sonorous counterpart of T?
  The letter D.—­Cyclopedia.

  9. Give the Periodic changes of the English language.
  Saxon, Semi-Saxon, Old English, Middle English, and Modern English.

  10. Give date of “Saxon period."
  Previous to 1150 A.D.

  11. Give date of “Semi-Saxon period."
  1150 to 1250.

  12. Give date of “Old English period."
  1250 to 1350.

  13. Give date of “Middle English period."
  1350 to 1550.

  14. Give date of “Modern English period."
  Time since 1550.

  15. What constitutes a Period in Language?
  Any great change in the Literature of a People.

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