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08.10.11.Wednesday

08.10.11.Wednesday - Word Roots Classics 30 Wednesday Unit...

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Word Roots: Classics 30 Wednesday, August 10, 2011 Unit 3 Portrait of Edward Gibbon by Henry Walton
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Today’s Goals ± To go over Unit 3 ± To learn a bit about diagramming sentences so that you can do the homework for Chapter 2 of Grammar & Diagramming Sentences. ± To look at some words from Greek.
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Unit 3: The Two Registers of English ± Your book introduces a passage by a very Latinate author: Edward Gibbon. In the second century of the Christian Aera, the empire of Rome comprehended the fairest part of the earth, and the most civilized portion of mankind. The frontiers of that extensive monarchy were guarded by ancient renown and disciplined valor. The gentle but powerful influence of laws and manners had gradually cemented the union of the provinces. Their peaceful inhabitants enjoyed and abused the advantages of wealth and luxury.
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Unit 3: The Two Registers of English ± Contrast this with writing done in a less Latinate, more Anglo-Saxon style: Winston Churchill in a famous speech from 1940 when he was warning of a potential German invasion of England. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.
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Unit 3: The Two Registers of English ± We can speak of two registers in English: ± Latinate ± Anglo-Saxon ± “Register” in this sense means something like “type” of language. ± To native speakers of English, the Anglo-Saxon register is
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