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The Basis Consonants
The Basis Towels and Diphthongs
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adjectives analogy Articulation back vowel became become Ben Jonson Chaucer ciation compounds consonant Corresponds to OE dialects dictionaries difference diphthong disappeared distinction early element Ellis end-stress ending especially etymological Examples final fore-stress formerly French frequent front vowels German gives gliding haplology Hart heard homonyms infl inflected forms instances jo'j language Latin latter lengthened lips long vowel loss Luick mentioned Miss Soames Modern English Grammar ModF monophthong mute nasal noun nunciation Occurrence open syllables originally orthoepists palate perhaps phonetic phoneticians position probably pron pronounced pronun pronunciation rare received pronunciation recent loans rimes says Scotch Shakespeare short vowel shortened similarly soft palate sometimes sound speech spelling spelt stressed syllable stressed vowel Sweet tendency Thackeray tongue unstressed velum verb vocal chords voiced voiceless voiceless consonant vulgar weak syllables writes written