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"definite grammatical article whose object is presupposed"[edit]

  • 1881, Chautauqua Institution, Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle, The Chautauquan[1], volume 1, M. Bailey, page 35:
    In this course, as the constructed language is to be the direct object of study, books are introduced and the pupils are trained to read.
  • 1934 October, “Esperanto — A Tongue All Men Can Easily Learn”, in The Rotarian, volume 45, Rotary International, ISSN 0035-838X, page 48:
    Furthermore, by learning difficult foreign languages, the pupil is overburdened in contrast to the ease with which he could acquire Esperanto.
  • 1966, George Alan Connor, Esperanto, the world interlanguage[2], T. Yoseloff, page 116:
    A helpful booklet for philatelists is the Filatela terminaro, by Herbert M. Scott, 3rd edition published by the Universal Esperanto Association in 1945.
  • 1994, John Edwards, John R. Edwards, Multilingualism, Routledge, →ISBN, page 45:
    There is little doubt that, foremost among constructed languages though it is, Esperanto has not — particularly in recent times — captured a sufficient amount of general attention to become the functioning worldwide auxiliary its proponents wish.
  • 2003, Janis Bubenko, John Impagliazzo, Arne Sølvenberg, History of Nordic computing: IFIP WG9.7 First Working Conference on the History of Nordic Computing, シュプリンガー・ジャパン株式会社, →ISBN, page 297:
    The instructions to a computer appear in lexical forms of some artificial, formally and carefully constructed language, a language never spoken, only written by a programmer, and read by him and the computer.
  • 2007: Jimmy Carr, 8 out of 10 Cats, 13th day of July episode
    Romance is dead; men killed it, and made women clean up the mess.
  • 2008, Helen Fryer, The Esperanto Teacher, BiblioBazaar, LLC, →ISBN, page 13:
    In Esperanto each letter has only one sound, and each sound is represented in only one way. The words are pronounced exactly as spelt, every letter being sounded.


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  • 1757, J. F. Henckel, [?], transl., Pyritologia: or, a History of the Pyrites, the Principal Body of the Mineral Kingdom, London: A. Millar & A. Linde, page 118:
    As to those that contain much copper, or only a pound the quintal, the method of extracting it is a thing well known: []
  • 1813, Alexander B. Johnson, An Inquiry into the Nature of Value and of Capital, and into the Operation of Government Loans, Banking Institutions, and Private Credit, New York, page 94:
    But we will say I shall think differently, and that I shall demand from those who desire to borrow, seven dollars the year interest on the account of the superior value of specie now, over its former value.
  • 1837, James Edward Alexander, Narrative of a Voyage of Observation among the Colonies of Western Africa, in the Flag-ship Thalia; and of a Campaign in Kaffir-land, on the Staff of the Commander-in-Chief, in 1835, volume 1, London: Henry Colburn, pages 251–2:
    Next morning I was up at an early hour, to see the market held near the water gate. The beef was excellent: but at the high prices of ten-pence and one shilling the pound; mutton at the same price; fowls a dollar the couple, and showing “more feathers than flesh.”