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Audubon Dictionary Notecard Set

Audubon Dictionary Notecard Set

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Share your love for language and beautiful birds with this set of 8 notecards. This set of cards features 4 different designs of birds on dictionary pages. This set includes the Northern Cardinal, American Robin, Anna’s Hummingbird, and the Eastern Bluebird. Each bird is superimposed on the page from the dictionary that contained the definition for the bird displayed. The dictionary pages depicted are scans from Noah Webster’s 1828 dictionary. This notecard set contains 8 blank 5″ x 7″cards, with 2 of each different design, and includes 8 plain envelopes.

 

About the Dictionary:

In 1801, Webster started working on defining the words that Americans use. He did this because Americans spoke and used words differently than the English, and to help people who lived in different parts of the country to speak and spell the same way.

In his dictionary, Webster used American spellings like “color” instead of the English “colour” and “music” instead of “musick”. He also added American words that weren’t in English dictionaries like “skunk” and “squash.” His first edition, A Compendious Dictionary of the English Language was published in 1806. This book offered brief definitions of about 37,000 words. It took him 22 more years to finish his American Dictionary of the English Language. When he finished in 1828, at the age of 70, Noah’s dictionary defined over 65,000 words.

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