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Melvil Decimal System: 421.1

Wording: Language > English > Writing system, phonology, phonetics of standard English > Alphabets--English language

Dewmoji: ๐Ÿ’ฌ > ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง > ? > ?

0
Information
195,362
โ„น๏ธ
1
Philosophy and Psychology
181,943
๐Ÿ’ญ
2
Religion
459,587
๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ
3
Social Sciences
1,012,594
๐Ÿ‘ซ
4
Language
129,854
๐Ÿ’ฌ
5
Mathematics and Science
321,899
๐Ÿ”ฌ
6
Technology
749,155
๐Ÿ’ก
7
Arts and Recreation
692,507
๐ŸŽจ
8
Literature
924,331
๐Ÿ“š
9
Biography and History
588,443
๐Ÿ—ฟ
40
Language
9,781
๐Ÿ’ฌ
41
Linguistics
14,540
๐Ÿท
42
English
50,753
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
43
German
9,966
๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช
44
French
7,716
๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท
45
Italian
3,036
๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡น
46
Spanish
9,172
๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ
47
Latin
2,099
๐Ÿ“œ
48
Greek
2,068
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ท
49
Other Languages
20,723
๐Ÿ—จ
420
English and Old English (Anglo-Saxon)
4,945
๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง
421
Writing system, phonology, phonetics of standard English
1,828
422
Etymology of standard English
695
423
Dictionaries of standard English
4,876
๐Ÿ“•
424
[Formerly "Synonyms; Homonyms"; No longer used]
99
๐Ÿคท
425
Grammar of standard English
1,672
426
[Formerly "Prosody"; No longer used]
77
๐Ÿคท
427
Historical and geographic variations, modern nongeographic variations of English
1,827
428
Standard English usage (Prescriptive linguistics)
34,550
๐Ÿšซ
429
Old English
184
แตน
421.0
5
421.1
Alphabets--English language
558
421.2
Vowels; Diphthongs; Aspirates
1
421.3
Consonants
2
421.4
Phonetic spelling; spelling reform
6
421.5
Pronunciation
469
421.6
Accent
49
421.7
Paleography; Inscriptions
7
421.8
Abbreviations
9
421.9
Punctuation
2
421.10
10
421.11421.12
1
421.13421.14421.15
2
421.16421.17421.18421.19

Works under MDS 421.1

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"Far Friends"

MDS classes with significant recommendations overlap, excluding ones under the same top-level class.

MDSScheduleRatioCount
398Social Sciences > Customs, Etiquette, Folklore > Folklore10.2122
39XSocial Sciences > Customs, Etiquette, Folklore8159
823.91Literature > English > Fiction > Modern Period > 20th Century5.1128
823Literature > English > Fiction4.9255
823.9Literature > English > Fiction > Modern Period4.8193
813.6Literature > American And Canadian > Fiction > 21st Century4.4124
82XLiterature > English3.7289
813.54Literature > American And Canadian > Fiction > 20th Century > 1945-19993.5138
813.5Literature > American And Canadian > Fiction > 20th Century3.4156
813Literature > American And Canadian > Fiction3.1376
81XLiterature > American And Canadian3467
8XXLiterature2.5846
5XXMathematics and Science2.4260

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