American Language Supplement 2 by H. L. Mencken

By H. L. Mencken

The DEFINITIVE version OF The American Language was once released in 1936.  due to the fact then it's been well-known as a classic.  it's that rarest of literary accomplishments—a ebook that's authoritative and clinical and is whilst very diverting reading.  yet after 1936 HLM persevered to collect new fabrics diligently.  In 1945 these which regarding the 1st six chapters of The American Language have been released as Supplement I; the current quantity comprises these new fabrics which relate to the opposite chapters.

The flooring hence lined in Supplement II is as follows:
1.   American Pronunciation.  Its history.  Its divergence from English usage.  The nearby and racial dialects.
2.   American Spelling.  The impact of Noah Webster upon it.  Its characters today.  The simplified spelling movement.  The therapy of personal loan 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 foundation 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 really is an autonomous paintings that could be learn profitably via folks who don't know both The American Language or Supplement I.

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