Sanders' Union Speller: Being a Clear and Complete Exhibition of English Orthogrpahy and Orthoepy, on the Basis of the New Illustrated Edition of Webster's Great American Dictionary, Together with Numerous Exercises in Synonyms, in Opposites, in Analysis, and in Formal Definition : the Whole Adapted to the Use of Schools and Academies (Google eBook)

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Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman & Company, 1867 - Spellers - 170 pages
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Page 6 - A word of one syllable is termed a monosyllable, a word of two syllables, a dissyllable; a word of three syllables, a trisyllable; and a word of four or more syllables, a polysyllable. All words are either primitive or derivative. A primitive word is that which cannot be reduced to any simpler word in the language; as, man, good, content.
Page 61 - The final consonant of any word accented on the last syllable, if preceded by a single vowel, is doubled before a suffix beginning with a vowel ; as, debar, debarring. Debar is accented on the last syllable ; the final consonant, r, is preceded by a single vowel, and is doubled before the suffix ing. Form and spell the derivatives that are obtained by adding the suffix ed to the primitives, abhor, rebut, remit, permit.
Page 5 - ... SECTION I. ORTHOGRAPHY. ORTHOGRAPHY treats of letters, syllables and words. LETTERS are marks, or characters used to represent the sounds of the human voice, heard in speaking. The number of letters in English is twenty-six. In respect to form, they are distinguished as capitals and small letters. In respect to the sounds they are employed to represent, they are either vowels or consonants. A VOWEL represents a free, uninterrupted sound of the voice. The vowels are a, e, i, o, u, y. W, also,...
Page 171 - Farewell, old Coila's hills and dales, Her heathy moors and winding vales ; The scenes where wretched fancy roves, Pursuing past, unhappy loves ! Farewell, my friends ! Farewell, my foes ! My peace with these, my love with those The bursting tears my heart declare, Farewell, the bonnie banks of Ayr ! THE FAREWELL.
Page 15 - When one letter of an improper diphthong, or of a triphthong, is marked, it is to be taken as representing the sound of the combination, and the letter or letters which are not marked, are to be regarded as silent, as in aim, clean, ceil, people, group, soul, journal, tow, &c.
Page 171 - The chief words in the titles of books should begin with capitals ; as, Pope's Essay on Man.
Page 171 - The Comma represents the shortest pause ; the Semicolon, a pause double that of the comma ; the Colon, double that of the semicolon ; and the Period, double that of the colon.
Page 171 - REFERENCE. 1. The first word of every sentence should begin with a capital letter.
Page 5 - U, after q, and sometimes after g and s, is a consonant equal to w, as in quit (kwif), languid, assuage. A TRIPHTHONG is the union of three vowels in the same syllable; as ieu in lieu. A CONSONANT is a letter that represents a sound of the voice, modified by some interruption from the organs of speech.
Page 58 - Monosyllables ending, as pronounced, with the sound of k, and in which c follows the vowel, have usually k added after the c ; as in black, knock, buck.

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