McGuffey's Eclectic Spelling-book

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American Book Company, 1896 - Spellers - 144 pages
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Page 144 - Capital should• begin: (1) the first word of every sentence, and of every line of poetry; (2...
Page 3 - A DIGRAPH, or improper diphthong, is the union of two vowels in a syllable, one of which is silent; as, oa in loaf. 13. A TRIPHTHONG is the union of three vowels in one syllable ; as, eau in beau, ieu in adieu.
Page 89 - In other words formed by the affix ed, the last letter is doubled in words of one syllable, or in words accented on the last syllable, when they end with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel; as, wed, wed'ded. If the word ends in any other consonant than d or t, the e in ed becomes silent; as, hem, hemmed, pronounced hemd.
Page 144 - Palate. ri ng si ng spri ng PUNCTUATION. The period (.) is placed at the end of a statement or a command. The period is also used to mark an abbreviation. The interrogation point (?) is used at the end of a question. The exclamation point (!) is used at the end of an exclamation. It is also used after various single words denoting strong or sudden feeling; as, Alas! Hurrah ! The comma (,), semicolon (;), and colon (:), are used to separate the parts of a sentence. The dash (—) is used to mark a...
Page 5 - The consonants are, 6, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, I, m, n, p, q, r, s, t, v, x, z, and w and y beginning a word or syllable.
Page 6 - A DERIVATIVE WORD is one which is formed from some other word by adding something to it ; as, manful, greatness, fully.
Page 5 - A mute is a consonant which cannot be sounded at all without a vowel. The mutes are b, d, k, p, q, t, and c and g hard.
Page 6 - A derivative word is one that is formed from some simpler word in the language ; as, harmless, greatly, connected.
Page 95 - ... an acre. rote, a repetition of words. wrote, did write. rye, a kind of grain. wry, crooked. LESSON 123. roar, to make a loud noise. row'er, one who rows. sail, part of a ship. sale, a selling. seen, beheld. scene, a view. seem, to appear. seam, the line of sewing. serf, a servant; a slave. surf, the swell of the sea. serge, a kind of cloth. surge, to rise; to swell. NORMAL COURSE IN SPELLING. LESSON 124. 54 af firm' as serf de clare' aver' a gree al low as sent con cede con sort ad mit unite...
Page 6 - The Semivowels are those consonants that can be sounded imperfectly by themselves. They are /, h, j, I, m, n, r, s, v, x, z, and c and g soft. Four of the semivowels are called LIQUIDS; viz., I, m, n, and r. They are called liquids because they unite BO readily with other sounds, or flow into them.

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