A Selection from Walker's Pronouncing Dictionary: In which All Those Words Subject to an Incorrect Pronunciation are Brought Directly Into View ; with Original Notes Designating Those which are Acknowledged to be Exceptions (Google eBook)
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accent analogical sound analogy animal astrology authority belly Belonging bird bird of prey body church of Rome civil cloth coagulated colours common conj contrary CORINTH custom dence deviation doubt DRACHM dress DUCTILE earth Elegant Elocution Epicurus favour female figure French ginal give given hard horse humours improperly pronounced instrument inter iron irregular kind language lower LUMBAGO LUXURIANCE manner medicine ment mirth nature ness nunciation OBLIQUE orthoepy orthography person plant Plural PNEUMATICK praise prep profes pron pronunciation publick QUADRUPED QUOIT Relating retsh Roman round says scent second sound servant sharp skrawl soft song sorrow speakers species spect spelled SPERMACETI stone sword syllable tain thing tincture tion tree v. a. To put v. a. To spread v. a. To take v. n. Pret verb vessel violent Vulgarly pronounced Walker woman womb word writ
Page ii - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page ii - In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Chart*. and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled, " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned,"...
Page 18 - A point in the heavens, in which the sun or a planet is at the greatest distance possible from the earth in its whole revolution.
Page 141 - When the is prefixed to a word beginning with a consonant, it has a short sound, little more than the sound of th without the e; and when it precedes a word beginning with a vowel, the e is sounded plainly and distinctly. This difference will be perceptible, by comparing the pen, the 7iand, &c., with the oil, the air, &c.
Page 18 - That part of the orbit of a planet in which it is at the point remotest from the sun.
Page 20 - An artery is a conical canal, conveying the blood from the heart to all parts of the body.
Page 44 - Sheridan ; Walker favors constru. CUCUMBER: kou-kum-ur. Accent invariably on first. "In some counties of England," says Walker, "especially in the west, this word is pronounced as if written coocumber ; this though rather nearer to the orthography than cowcumber, is yet faulty" . . . "It seems too firmly fixed in its sound of cowcumber to be altered.
Page 15 - Legal proportion of the husband's estate, which, by the sentence of the ecclesiastical court, is allowed to the wife upon the account of separation.
Page 57 - Any mechanical complication, in which various movements and parts concur to one effect...