However, it is not well to dwell too much on the separable verbs
The first project was, to shorten discourse, by cutting polysyllables into one, and leaving out verbs
and participles, because, in reality, all things imaginable are but norms.
Of the meaning and use of the articles and conjunctions, verbs
and adverbs and pronouns he had but the faintest conception.
He used to get into awful rows for sitting up in bed and reading Greek; and as for French irregular verbs
there was simply no keeping him away from them.
Pepper who knows more about separable verbs
than any man in Europe, eh?
My father had the contempt of familiarity with it, having himself written a very brief sketch of our accidence, and he seems to have let me plunge into the sea of Spanish verbs
and adverbs, nouns and pronouns, and all the rest, when as yet I could not confidently call them by name, with the serene belief that if I did not swim I would still somehow get ashore without sinking.
It would be an easy map if that were all, but there is also first day at school, religion, fathers, the round pond, needle-work, murders, hangings, verbs
that take the dative, chocolate pudding day, getting into braces, say ninety-nine, three-pence for pulling out your tooth yourself, and so on, and either these are part of the island or they are another map showing through, and it is all rather confusing, especially as nothing will stand still.
It was something of a simplified language that had no need for aught but nouns and verbs
, but such words as it included were the same as those of the human beings of Pellucidar.
Instead of qualifying nouns or verbs
by the use of adjectives and adverbs, we qualified sounds by intonation, by changes in quantity and pitch, by retarding and by accelerating.
They've a temper, some of them-- particularly verbs
, they're the proudest--adjectives you can do anything with, but not verbs
--however, I can manage the whole lot of them
But his faith broke down under the apparent absence of all help when he got into the irregular verbs.
Tom, as I said, had never been so much like a girl in his life before, and at that epoch of irregular verbs his spirit was further depressed by a new means of mental development which had been thought of for him out of school hours.