Monosyllabism in English
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Published by H. Milford in London .
Written in English


  • English language -- Monosyllables.

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Edition Notes

Statementby Otto Jespersen.
SeriesBiennial lecture on English philology, British Academy,, 1928
LC ClassificationsPE1176 .J4
The Physical Object
Pagination30 p.
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6746185M
LC Control Number30020988

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