Sanders' Union Speller: Being a Clear and Complete Exhibition of English Orthography and OrthoŽpy, on the Basis of the New Illustrated Edition of Webster's Great American Dictionary, Together with Numerous Exercises in Synonyms ... : the Whole Adapted to the Use of Schools and Academies

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Ivison, Phinney, Blakeman, 1868 - Spellers - 178 pages

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Page 6 - A word of one syllable is termed a monosyllable, a word of two syllables, a dissyllable; a word of three syllables, a trisyllable; and a word of four or more syllables, a polysyllable. All words are either primitive or derivative. A primitive word is that which cannot be reduced to any simpler word in the language; as, man, good, content.
Page 16 - X 86 67 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119...
Page 59 - The final consonant of any word accented on the last syllable, if preceded by a single vowel, is doubled before a suffix beginning with a vowel ; as, debar, debarring. Debar is accented on the last syllable ; the final consonant, r, is preceded by a single vowel, and is doubled before the suffix ing. Form and spell the derivatives that are obtained by adding the suffix ed to the primitives, abhor, rebut, remit, permit.
Page 8 - ... biggest, boggy. Before e, i, and y, however, with very few exceptions, g has its soft sound, as in gem, ginger, gypsum, rigid. In a few words, g has the sound of zh, as in rouge (roozh). Before m and n it is silent, as in phlegm, sign, gnat. H. H represents a mere breathing, or aspirate, as in home, hat. It is silent after g, as in ghost, after r, as in rhyme, as also when preceded by a vowel in the same syllable, as in oh, Jehovah. J. J has very nearly the sound of dzh, being the precise equivalent...
Page 175 - The first word of every line of poetry should begin with a capital letter...
Page 6 - A triphthong is the union of three vowels in the same syllable, two of which are silent 35.
Page 15 - When one letter of an improper diphthong, or of a triphthong, is marked, it is to be taken as representing the sound of the combination, and the letter or letters which are not marked, are to be regarded as silent, as in aim, clean, ceil, people, group, soul, journal, tow, &c.
Page 175 - O ye simple, understand wisdom. 4. Every name of the Deity should begin with a capital; as, God, Jehovah, the Almighty. 5. Every proper name should begin with a capital; as, Solomon, London.
Page 56 - III. Monosyllables ending with the sound of k, and in which c follows the vowel, usually take the letter k after the c. EXERCISE 183. back...
Page 175 - REFERENCE. 1. The first word of every sentence should begin with a capital letter.

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