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An Etymological Chart of the English Language

By Expectlabs @ExpectLabs


Stephen Watkins Clark created this grammar wheel in 1847, intended to be used in conjunction with his book, A Practical Grammar: In which Words, Phrases, and Sentences are Classified According to Their Offices, and Their Relation to Each Other

Clark wrote that “speech is the body of thought,” which is a powerful idea, since it is the medium in which our thoughts are spread to others. According to Clark, once you master each section, you’ll not only be a true grammarian of the English language, but at the same time, a better thinker.

See the larger version here in the Printed Ephemera collection at the Library of Congress.

(via The Library of Congress)

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