chapter  VI
English Case-Systems, Old and Modern,
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IT. Resemblances of function (such and such a relation is signified by such and such terminations)—the syntactical classification.

The two arrangements stand to one another as the two parts of a dictionary, in one of which the form (say, some German or French vocable) is given, and the signification sought (in other words, the English equivalent is appended) : in the other, the meaning is the known quantity, and the appended part is the German or French term which was required to be known.