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accented syllable alphabet Antecedent or consequent articulation aspirate sound aspr breath broad sound called cognate compound word cons consonant sound heard d—cons dental derivative word different sounds digraph diphthong Direction Dissyllable distinctly e—vowel elementary sounds English language EXAMPLES FOR ANALYSIS EXERCISES IN ANALYSIS flat sound following examples fore g soft Genus labial letters ling lingual lips long sound medial sound Monosyllable mouth Mute or semivowel n—cons never silent organs of speech orthoepists orthoepy palatal Polysyllable preceded prefix primary accent primitive word principles pronounce the word pupils repre represent this sound Rule scholars schools secondary accent semi short sound signifies silent e silent final single consonant sound of sh sound when followed Speak the word Spelling Book subst subvocal sound suffix t—consonant teacher teeth tion tongue triphthong Trisyllable unaccented uttered vowel or consonant Wright
Page 39 - A, a; B, b; C, c ; D, d; E, e ; F, f; G, g; H, h; I, i; J, j; K, k ; L, 1; M, m ; N, n...
Page 69 - There is scarcely any thing which more distinguishes a person of poor education from a person of a good one, than the pronunciation of the unaccented vowels. When vowels are under the accent, the best speakers and the lowest of the people, with very few exceptions, pronounce them in the same manner ; but the unaccented vowels in the mouths of the former, have a distinct, open and specific sound, while the latter often totally sink them, or change them into some other sound.
Page 116 - DOUBLING. A final consonant, when it is not preceded by a single vowel, or when the accent is not on the last syllable, should remain single before an additional syllable : as, toil, toiling ; visit, visited ; general, generalize.
Page 2 - In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York. ENTERED, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1875, by D. APPLETON & COMPANY, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington. PREFACE, THE
Page 116 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, when they end with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double their final consonant before an additional syllable that begins with a vowel : as, rob, robber ; permit, permitt,ng.
Page 56 - ... consonant between two vowels goes with the latter. (See 4.) 2. Two different consonants, or the two same consonants between two vowels, must be separated. (See 4.) 3. The compound consonants flj, plj, $, tf, \, ffl), jj, ft, fo are never parted in dividing the syllables.
Page 38 - When a twister a twisting Would twist him a twist, To twist him a twist He three twines doth entwist ; But when one of the twines That he twisteth, untwists, The twine that untwisted) Untwisteth the twisr.
Page 38 - Theophilus Thistle, the successful thistle sifter, in sifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles, thrust three thousand thistles through the thick of his thumb...
Page 69 - When vowels are under the accent, the prince, and the lowest of the people in the metropolis, with very few exceptions, pronounce them in the same manner ; but the unaccented vowels in the mouth of the former have a distinct, open, and specific sound, while the latter often totally sink...