Greetings fellas :D Saturday is here and I hope it has not been a bad day for you all :)
Look at this #EngPic. Now tell me, what is it? What do you see? Is it a poem? Game? I am sorry, it’s abit blurry
Is it from a book? What kind of book would it be? Who is it for? When was it made?
Share your thoughts, comments, reponses with the hashtag
Yes it’s “@AubreyPlaysBass: a story”, any other guesses?
Yes it is something to do with it “@ncitraaaaaa: the pronoun’s?”
Sadly, no… “@Ernieee1203: idk, shakespeare?”
How so? “@daraamentari: seems like tarot book?”
You can say it like that.. “@AubreyPlaysBass: a folk story? Legend?”
Yes they do :) “@outer_space24: seems they bold some pronouns like I and they. Its not really clear tho”
So the book is a…
A fun grammar book for children called The Infant’s Grammar made in 1824
As this is taken from one of David Crystal’s book, I am going to quote several things he said
He stated colourful guides such as this one were popular when formal teaching of English has been established in the end
Of 18th century. Those guidance books which have rhymes, poetry, games, puns, “playful methods of exposition” seemed to be sought after. Dictionaries, spelling guides and other grammar books are selling well too at the time
So this kind of book would be used to help children understand it better and has no intention to replace any school learning books
This book seems to make the grammar groups as group of people coming to a certain gathering
Moreover the subtitle of the book is “or a Pic-nic Party of the Parts of Speech”
So what do fellas think? Are there such books existing nowadays?
It seems they were formed in such way indeed “@OKTindriani: it’s like a pieces of story i think :o”
Well of course the modern English is not as complicated as then, but such grammar books might be useful to anyone
Well I hope you enjoy the #EngPic session today :)
Compiled and written by @daedonghae at @EnglishTips4U on November 23, 2013
Evolving English by David Crystal