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accent ance animal bár bird body cate cloth consonant dār dént diphthong dress éks ént fall fat—mé Fâte fºll fºr fül gål går instrument jën jūr kál kär kåte kind köm kón lár lé te mán már mênt mēt—pine mēt—plme mêve mºve nate nër nés ness nét—täbe nör º º pār për plant plm—no prep publick ſār sén sér shān shé ship shön shūn shūs ſº sound spect syllable tàb tér thing tick tion tive tºb tºr tree tshū tshūre túb túr v. a. to give v. a. to put v. a. to throw Vál vär vessel vowel words zhūn
Page 3 - A vowel is a simple sound formed by a continued effusion of the breath, and a certain conformation of the mouth, without any alteration in the position, or any motion of 'the organs of speech, from the moment the vocal sound commences till it ends.
Page 24 - Apogason, apogee, or apogeum, " a point in the heavens, in which the sun, or a planet, is at the greatest distance possible from the earth in its whole revolution.
Page 5 - O. — 0 has a long sound, as in tone ; a long slender close sound, as in move ; a long broad sound, as in nor ; a short broad sound, as in not ; the short sound of the slender o, as in wolf. Irregular and unaccented sounds. It is pronounced like u short, as in come, son, Л e.
Page 51 - A piece of timber traversed with wooden spikes, pointed with iron, five or six feet long ; used in defending a passage, a turnpike, or tourniquet.
Page 5 - C has the sound of sh when followed by a diphthong, and is preceded by the accent, either primary or secondary ; as in social, pronunciation, &c.
Page 6 - It has been a custom within these twenty years to omit the % at the end of words when preceded by c. This has introduced a novelty into the language, which is that of ending a word with an unusual letter...
Page 3 - Vowels are generally reckoned to be five in number ; namely, a, s, f, o, u ; W is a vowel when it is preceded by a, e, or o in the same syllable ; Y is a vowel when it is in the middle or at the end of a syllable, and sometimes at the begInning of a syllable, as in parox-ysm. W is...
Page 141 - A mode of speech in which the meaning is contrary to the words.