Celtic Researches on the Origin, Traditions and Language of the Ancient Britons With Some Introductory Sketches on Primitive Society, 1804

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Kessinger Publishing, Aug 1, 2003 - History - 660 pages
Of all human attainments, the art, which enables man to communicate his opinions, or his feelings, in the shape of oral, and written language, is the most precious in its value. This volume attempts not only to discern the regularity of structure in ancient and pure languages, but, in some degree, to ascertain the means by which they unfolded themselves into language, and supplied hints for their own visible shape, in other words, for the inventions of speech, as analyzed into a system. Contents: Primitive society; Essay on the origin of the Celtae their institution of Druidism and their pretensions of the knowledge of letters; Essay on the Celtic language: in which its radical principles, are appreciated and compared with primitives, and simple terms, in Hebrew, Greek and Latin.

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