Papers and Proceedings of the ... General Meeting of the American Library Association Held at ..., Volume 7

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Page 123 - He who makes two blades of grass grow where one grew before is the benefactor of mankind ; but he who obscurely worked to find the laws of such growth is the intellectual superior as well as the greater benefactor of the two.
Page 107 - A system which would attempt to represent the more delicate inflections of sound and accent would be so complicated as only to defeat itself. 5. The broad features of the system are, that vowels are pronounced as in Italian and consonants as in English. 6. One accent only is used the acute to denote the syllable on which stress is laid. 7. Every letter is pronounced. When two vowels come together each one is sounded, though the result, when spoken quickly, is sometimes scarcely to be distinguished...
Page 140 - On July 7, 1882, the following joint resolution, referring to all Government publications, was passed by Congress : " That whenever any document or report shall be ordered printed by Congress, there shall be printed, in addition to the number in each case stated, the 'usual number' [1,900] of copies for binding and distribution among those entitled to receive them.
Page 109 - Russians use the corresponding letter, though they pronounce e] and of (in the nominative cases). But in the last syllable of family names, similarly pronounced, of and ef may be used, because the Russians sign their names off and eff when using roman characters. The last /, which they use, may be omitted as being plainly not required to express the sound, and not corresponding to the Russian character. Kh represents the full guttural, which the Germans make ch and the Spanish ; in Slavic and Oriental...
Page 49 - Senate, three hundred and sixty thousand copies for the use of the House of Representatives, and thirty thousand copies for the use of the Department of Agriculture, the illustrations for...
Page 107 - Dutch, &c., names will be spelt as by the respective nations. (2) Neither will any change be made in the spelling of such names in languages which are not written in Roman character as have become by long usage familiar to English readers : thus Calcutta, Cutch, Celebes, Mecca...
Page 106 - Speaking generally, that form of name must be chosen with which people now are, and in the future will be, most familiar. This reference to the future is important. The catalogue must not be in advance of its age ; but, on the other hand, it will not be well that it should be behind the next generation. If, therefore, there is an evident current of progress in any direction the makers of the catalogue will do well to be a little before the present practice, in the hope that the world will soon catch...
Page 108 - English. has two separate sounds, the one hard as in the English word finger, the other as in singer. As these two sounds are rarely employed in the same locality, no attempt is made to distinguish between them.
Page 107 - An approximation, however, to the sound is alone aimed at. A system which would attempt to represent the more delicate inflections of sound and accent would be so complicated as only to defeat itself.
Page 46 - Whenever any document or report shall be ordered printed by Congress, there shall be printed, in addition to the number in each case stated, the "usual number" of copies for binding and distribution among those entitled to receive them; and this shall apply to all unexecuted orders now in the office of the Public Printer. Stats, at L., Vol.

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