Sentence Examples


  • Under his name two fragments are extant - the longer from his work on orthography (De orthographia), the shorter (chiefly on the use of prepositions) from another grammatical work.
  • Sumerian has only postpositions instead of prepositions, which occur exclusively in Semitic. In this point also Sumerian is in accord with all other agglutinative idioms. Note Sumerian e-da, " in the house " (e, " house," +da, " in," by dissimilation), and compare Turkish ev, " house," de, " in," and evde, " in the house."
  • But the spelling then was very concise: it is possible that some of the slighter words, such as prepositions, were omitted in the writing, and were intended to be supplied from the context.
  • Prepositions also are " conjugated " in Welsh, their objects, if pronominal, being expressed by endings.
  • The use of cases and genders, the construction of verbs and prepositions, and the verbal forms exhibit striking irregularities.