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By H. L. Mencken

ISBN-10: 0307813444

ISBN-13: 9780307813442

The DEFINITIVE variation OF The American Language was once released in 1936.  on account that then it's been famous as a classic.  it's that rarest of literary accomplishments—a booklet that's authoritative and medical and is even as very diverting reading.  yet after 1936 HLM persisted to collect new fabrics diligently.  In 1945 these which with regards to the 1st six chapters of The American Language have been released as Supplement I; the current quantity includes these new fabrics which relate to the opposite chapters.

The floor hence lined in Supplement II is as follows:
1.   American Pronunciation.  Its history.  Its divergence from English usage.  The local and racial dialects.
2.   American Spelling.  The impact of Noah Webster upon it.  Its characters today.  The simplified spelling movement.  The therapy of mortgage words.  Punctuation, capitalization, and abbreviation.
3.   The universal Speech.  Outlines of its grammar.  Its verbs, pronouns, nouns, adjectives, and adverbs.  The double negative.  different peculiarities.
4.   Proper Names in America.  Surnames.  Given-names.  Place-names.  different names.
5.   American Slang.  Its beginning and history.  The argot of varied racial and occupational groups.

Although the textual content of Supplement II is expounded to that of The American Language, it truly is an self sufficient paintings that could be learn profitably through individuals who have no idea both The American Language or Supplement I.

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11 432d. So sind das deutsche „Kikeriki“ , das englische “ cock-a-doodle-doo” u n d »das französische „coquerico“ verschiedene onomatopoetische Bil­ dungen mit demselben Darstellungsgehalt. Vgl. dazu Grebe [66], S. 419. 12 Vgl. 385b—d. 13 Deswegen wendet man das Prädikat „wahr“ auch oft nicht auf Sätze, sondern auf die Satzbedeutungen, die Propositionen an, wie das z. B. schon die Stoiker taten. 34 der Satz „Hunde miauen“ ist nicht als solcher falsch, sondern nur bei der üblichen Interpretation der Wörter „H und“ und „miauen“ .

Das Ding selbst ist das außerhalb (unseres Bewußtseins) Bestehende, z. B. Dion selbst. Von den hier genannten Gegebenheiten sollen zwei körperlicher Natur sein, nämlich der Laut und das Ding, und eins unkörperlich, nämlich das Bedeutete, das Lekton, welches auch die Eigenschaft der Wahrheit oder 45 namen, die bedeutungslos sind und also auch keinen Bezug haben (wie „Kaluphem“ , „Ripht“ ), Eigennamen, die Bedeutung, aber keinen Bezug haben (wie „der gegenwärtige König von Frankreich“ , „die kleinste reelle Zahl, die größer ist als 0 “ ) und Eigennamen, die Bedeu­ tung und Bezug haben (wie „Morgenstern“ , „die kleinste natürliche Zahl, die größer ist als 0 “ ).

Ferner ist es außerordentlich schwierig, kennzeichnende Prädikate anzugeben, die nicht selbst wieder ostensive Eigennamen (Namen z. B. flir Raum- und Zeitstellen) enthalten. — In diesem Sinn äußert sich auch Ayer in [63], S. 150. 43 G. Ryle weist in [66] darauf hin, daß ostensive Eigennamen in Wörter­ büchern, in denen die Wortbedeutungen angegeben werden, nicht aufge­ führt werden und daß es keine Übersetzungen von solchen Namen gibt. Auch das zeigt: ihre primäre semantische Funktion liegt in ihrem Bezug, nicht in ihrer Bedeutung.

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