New Word-Analysis

Or, School Etymology of English Derivative Words

Author: William Swinton
Published: 1879
Language: English
Wordcount: 41,956 / 182 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 78.8
LoC Category: P
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Added to site: 2006.09.23
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n preceded by a consonant, is generally changed into i on the addition of a suffix.

EXCEPTION 1.--Before ing or ish, the final y is retained to prevent the doubling of the i: as, pity + ing = pitying.

EXCEPTION 2.--Words ending in ie and dropping the e, by Rule I. change the i into y to prevent the doubling of the i: as, die + ing = dying; lie + ing = lying.

EXCEPTION 3.--Final y is sometimes changed into e: as, duty + ous = duteous; beauty + ous = beauteous.

Rule IV.--Final "y" preceded by a Vowel.

Final y of a primitive word, when preceded by a vowel, should not be changed into an i before a suffix: as, joy + less = joyless.

Rule V.--Doubling.

Monosyllables and other words accented on the last syllable, when they end with a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, or by a vowel after qu, double their fin

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