Defying expectations as a grammatical primer, Hermes Or a Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Universal Grammar is a comprehensive read, covering every aspect of grammar from the formation of words and sentences to the use of verbs, times, tenses, participles, conjunctions, prepositions and to the history of language and grammar. Harris spends a tremendous amount of time lovingly describing the ancient Greek language and its modern English variants. It is impossible to walk away from this text without learning something more than you already knew about grammar.
Independently wealthy, Harris had the time and the drive to devote much of his life to the study of grammar. How one wrote or spoke often belied their refinement or education, and Harris believed that any man could learn to be a scholar, thus bettering himself and his station, ultimately inspiring him to write Hermes Or a Philosophical Inquiry Concerning Universal Grammar and charge his readers with the mission to study and teach grammar. The charm, confidence, and relative naiveté of the author makes this an enchanting book for the reader. Grammar may not be the most exciting topic, but Harris' passion for the subject comes through on each page and the reader is quickly swept up in his enthusiasm.
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Publisher - Forgotten Books
Language - English
Author(s) - James Harris
Published Date - August 24 2019
ISBN - 9780265311332
Dimesions - 22.9 x 15.2 x 3.1 cm
Page Count - 520
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