First Lessons in French: Consisting of Rules and Directions for the Attainment of a Just Pronunciation, and Select Pieces Arranged for Double Translation ...

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J. H. Gihon & Company, 1840 - French language - 95 pages
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Page 6 - The English words at, father, &c, are merely given as means of comparison and association, to enable the pupil to proceed from what he knows to what he is to learn, and must be dispensed with, as soon as the sounds are well mastered.
Page 94 - Si nous ne nous flattions pas nous-mêmes, la flatterie des autres | ne nous pourrait nuire. Quand les vices | nous quittent, | nous nous flattons
Page 25 - which, | like a speaking trumpet, * is used to convey sounds | to a great distance. * When the last rays | of the sun | gild
Page 39 - he took the same care of him, | as if he had been | his own
Page 94 - Quand les vices | nous quittent, | nous nous flattons que c'est nous | qui les quittons.
Page 94 - Le moyen le plus sûr | de se consoler | de tout ce qui
Page 13 - boin coin — — doin foin goin — — hoin join koin loin — moin noin poin — roin soin toin voin
Page 18 - Whoever wishes to pronounce French with the tones and inflections, which belong to that language, must frequently, and very attentively listen to those who speak, and read it properly, and then try to imitate them
Page 71 - it is in the camp | of the Persians | that you will find
Page 18 - When d,f, g, s, x are to be joined to the vowel which begins the next word, d sounds like t,f like v, g like k, s like

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