Sanders' New Speller, Definer, and Analyzer: Embracing a Progressive Course of Instruction in English Orthography and Orthoepy, Copious Exercises in Definition, an Analysis of English Derivative and Compound Words : with Appropriate Reading Lessons : Carefully Adapted to the Wants of Schools and Academies

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Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, & Company, 1875 - Spellers - 170 pages

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Page 59 - And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
Page 163 - It is, however, very proper to begin with a capital, 1. The first word of every book, chapter, letter, note, or any other piece of writing. 2. The first word after a period ; and, if the two sentences are totally independent, after a note of interrogation or exclamation.
Page 8 - A word of one syllable is called a monosyllable ; a word of two syllables, a dissyllable ; a word of three syllables, a trissyllable ; and a word of four or more syllables, a polysyllable. DIPHTHONGS AND TRIPHTHONGS. A diphthong is two vowels joined in one syllable ; as, ea in beat, ou in sound.
Page 163 - PUNCTUATION is the art of dividing a written composition into sentences, or parts of sentences, by points or stops, for the purpose of marking the different pauses, which the sense and an accurate pronunciation require. The Comma represents the shortest pause ; the Semicolon, a pause double that of the comma ; the Colon, double that of the semicolon ; and the Period, double that of the colon.
Page 14 - G is silent before m or n in the same syllable ; as in phlegm, apothegm, gnaw, resign.
Page 163 - The Diaeresis ( •• ) is placed over the latter of two vowels, to show that they belong to two distinct syllables ; thus, orthoepy.
Page 2 - This volume embraces a careful selection of more than 18,000 of the most important words of the language. The introduction contains, beside the Pictorial Illustrations, Tables of Money.
Page 57 - Well done," and takes it away, and gives him another block, and tells him to work on that. And so he works on that, from the rising of the sun till the going down of the same, and he only knows that he is earning his bread.
Page 76 - s always ready for a race, And always sure to win. 3. One day ho stole my hat, and ran Away across the plain; While loudly laughed a boy and man Who saw me chase in vain. 4. So, tired at last, I sat me down Upon a green grass-plat, When quick, old Rover turned about, And brought me back my hat.
Page 9 - 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.

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