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1  Learned men appointed to teach the author their language.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER II.
2  I had now made a good progress in understanding and speaking the language.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 1: CHAPTER III.
3  And thus, in a few days, by the help of a very faithful memory, I got some insight into their language.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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4  I could now speak the language tolerably well, and perfectly understood every word, that was spoken to me.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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5  He brought with him pen, ink, and paper, and three or four books, giving me to understand by signs, that he was sent to teach me the language.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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6  Lap, in the old obsolete language, signifies high; and untuh, a governor; from which they say, by corruption, was derived Laputa, from Lapuntuh.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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7  I got down into the canoe, while the Dutchman, standing upon the deck, loaded me with all the curses and injurious terms his language could afford.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
Get Context   In PART 3: CHAPTER I.
8  He knew us by our countenances to be Englishmen, and jabbering to us in his own language, swore we should be tied back to back and thrown into the sea.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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9  This was my bed all the time I staid with those people, though made more convenient by degrees, as I began to learn their language and make my wants known.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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10  I walked about on the table as the girl commanded; she asked me questions, as far as she knew my understanding of the language reached, and I answered them as loud as I could.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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11  This inflamed his rage; he repeated his threatenings, and turning to his companions, spoke with great vehemence in the Japanese language, as I suppose, often using the word Christianos.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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12  She was likewise my school-mistress, to teach me the language: when I pointed to any thing, she told me the name of it in her own tongue, so that in a few days I was able to call for whatever I had a mind to.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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13  At length one of them called out in a clear, polite, smooth dialect, not unlike in sound to the Italian: and therefore I returned an answer in that language, hoping at least that the cadence might be more agreeable to his ears.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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14  All these orders were duly put in execution; and in about three weeks I made a great progress in learning their language; during which time the emperor frequently honoured me with his visits, and was pleased to assist my masters in teaching me.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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15  While we were at dinner, I made bold to ask the names of several things in their language, and those noble persons, by the assistance of their flappers, delighted to give me answers, hoping to raise my admiration of their great abilities if I could be brought to converse with them.
Gulliver's Travels(V2) By Jonathan Swift
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16  My hours of leisure I spent in reading the best authors, ancient and modern, being always provided with a good number of books; and when I was ashore, in observing the manners and dispositions of the people, as well as learning their language; wherein I had a great facility, by the strength of my memory.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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17  I remember, before the dwarf left the queen, he followed us one day into those gardens, and my nurse having set me down, he and I being close together, near some dwarf apple trees, I must needs show my wit, by a silly allusion between him and the trees, which happens to hold in their language as it does in ours.
Gulliver's Travels(V1) By Jonathan Swift
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