Wright's Orthography: A Hand-book of Analytical Orthography Designed to Teach the Philosophy of Orthography and Orthoepy

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A. S. Barnes, 1889 - English language - 118 pages
 

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Page 40 - 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. He
Page 118 - and words accented on the last syllable, when they end with a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel, double their final consonants before a suffix that begins with a vowel; as,
Page 40 - 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 118 - 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
Page 118 - a termination is added to a word ending in y, preceded by a consonant, the y is changed to i; as, try, trial—
Page 71 - 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 them, or change them into some other sound. Those, therefore, who wish to pronounce elegantly, must be particularly attentive to the unaccented vowels, as a neat pronunciation of these forms one of the greatest beauties of speaking.
Page 101 - The dark, unfathomed caves of ocean bear; Full many a flower is born to blush unseen, And waste its sweetness on the desert air. The
Page 53 - A Digraph, or improper diphthong, is the union of two vowels in a syllable, one of -which is silent; as oa in loaf,
Page 40 - 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 untwisteth Untwisteth the twist.
Page 9 - made in the sound of a, in these words, by Kenrick, Sheridan, Nares, Jones, or Fulton and Knight; and our countryman, Mr. Webster, in his Spelling Book, places them all under the first or long sound of a. There is, however, an obvious distinction in the sound, as

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