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" sonant' are apt to mislead; for, as both p and b are classed as mutes, it is difficult to see how a mute letter could be sonant. Some persons have been so entirely deceived by the term sonant, that they imagined all the so-called sonant letters to be... "
Principles of English Etymology: The native element - Page 344
by Walter William Skeat - 1892 - 547 pages
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Lectures on the science of language, delivered at the Royal institution of ...

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1864
...for, as both p and b are classed as mutes, it is difficult to see how a mute letter could be sonant. Some persons have been so entirely deceived by the...they imagined all the so-called sonant letters to be necessarily pronounced with tonic vibrations of the chorda? vocales.* This is physically impossible...
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The North American Review, Volume 113

Jared Sparks, Edward Everett, James Russell Lowell, Henry Cabot Lodge - North American review and miscellaneous journal - 1871
...158), not having understood, apparently, the meaning of this quotation, Miiller says on his own behalf: "Some persons have been so entirely deceived by the...imagined all the socalled sonant letters to be actually pronounced with Ionic vibrations of the chordae vocales. This is physically impossible ; for if we...
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Lectures on the Science of Language: Delivered at the Royal Institution of ...

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1873
...for, as both p and b are classed as mutes, it is difficult to see how a mute letter could be sonant. Some persons have been so entirely deceived by the...they imagined all the so-called sonant letters to be necessarily pronounced with tonic vibrations of the chordae vocales.2 This is physically impossible...
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Oriental and Linguistic Studies ...: The Veda. The Avesta. The science of ...

William Dwight Whitney - Indo-Aryan philology - 1873 - 416 pages
...apparently, the meaning of this quotation, Miiller says on his own behalf : " Some persons have been BO entirely deceived by the term sonant, that they imagined all the so-called sonant letters to be actually pronounced with tonic vibrations of the chordae vocales. This is physically impossible ; for if we...
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Lectures on the Science of Language, Volume 2

Friedrich Max Müller - Comparative linguistics - 1880
...mute, it is difficult to see how, taking words in their proper sense, a mute letter could be sonant. Some persons have been so entirely deceived by the...imagined all the so-called sonant letters to be actually pronounced with tonic vibrations of the chordŽ vocales.66 This is physically impossible ; for if we...
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Principles of English Etymology: The native element

Walter William Skeat - English language - 1887
...whereas they were previously closed. In connection with this difference, see the remarks in Max Miiller's Lectures on Language, vol. ii. Lect. 3, where it is...letter g is a perfectly mute check, it is also true, lo use Max Muller's own words, that ' in order to pronounce it, the breath must have been changed by...
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