The Comic English Grammar by Percival LEIGH read by Ruth Golding | Full Audio Book

The Comic English Grammar by Percival LEIGH (1813 – 1889)
Genre(s): Language learning

Read by: Ruth Golding in English

Chapters:
00:00:00 – 00 – Preliminary Discourse
00:08:15 – 01 – Part I Orthography
00:26:27 – 02 – Pt. II Etymology Ch. 1 Parts of Speech
00:34:44 – 03 – Pt. II Etymology Ch. 2 Articles
00:38:12 – 04 – Pt. II Etymology Ch. 3 Substantives
00:51:21 – 05 – Pt. II Etymology Ch. 4 Adjectives
00:57:34 – 06 – Pt. II Etymology Ch. 5 Pronouns
01:10:52 – 07 – Pt. II Etymology Ch. 6 Verbs
01:32:20 – 08 – Pt. II Etymology Ch. 7 Adverbs
01:35:48 – 09 – Pt. II Etymology Ch. 8 and 9 Prepositions and Conjunctions
01:39:36 – 10 – Pt. II Etymology Ch. 10 Derivation
01:46:45 – 11 – Pt. III Syntax Rule I
02:00:05 – 12 – Pt. III Syntax Rules II – XV
02:18:12 – 13 – Pt. III Syntax Rules XVI to XXII
02:32:59 – 14 – Pt. IV Prosody Ch. 1 Pronunciation
03:01:52 – 15 – Pt. IV Prosody Ch. 2 Versification
03:25:03 – 16 – Pt. IV Prosody Ch. 3 Punctuation
03:28:45 – 17 – Address to Young Students

This is a basic grammar, treating of the parts of speech, syntax, versification, pronunciation and punctuation. The listener is warned that there is quite a dated feel about this little grammar as the author, in keeping with the times (1840), is a frightful snob about social classes, scathing about ‘vulgar speech’ and also sometimes quite rude about American turns of phrase. The author is not remotely as comical as he thinks he is, but it has its moments. (Summary by Ruth Golding)

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