Elements of the English Language: Or, Analytical Orthography; Designed to Teach the Philosophy of Orthography and Orthoepy, Adapted to Schools

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A.S. Barnes & Company, 1859 - Spellers - 126 pages
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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 38 - Amidst the mists and coldest frosts, With barest wrists and stoutest boasts, He thrusts his fists against the posts, And still insists he sees the ghosts.
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, see that thou, in sifting a sieve full of unsifted thistles, thrust not three thousand thistles through the thick of thy thumb.
Page 51 - Consonants' are the letters that usually represent either subtonic or atonic elements. They are of two kinds, single letters and combined, including all the letters...
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 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 70 - ... 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 them, or change them into some other sound. Those, therefore, who wish to pronounce elegantly, must be particularly attentive to the unaccented vowels ; as a neat pronunciation of these, forms one of the greatest beauties of speaking.
Page 116 - Monosyllables ending with f, I, or s, preceded by a single vowel, double the final consonant; as staff, mill, pass, &c.
Page 30 - Of what parts does the palate consist? ate, and a posterior, /, containing no bone, and called the soft palate. The two can readily be distinguished by applying the tip of the tongue to the roof of the mouth and drawing it backwards. The hard palate forms the partition between the mouth and nose.
Page 116 - When a termination is added to a word ending in y, preceded by a consonant, the y is changed to

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