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

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Barnes, 1870 - English language - 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 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...

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