A Selection from Walker's Pronouncing Dictionary: In which All Those Words Subject to an Incorrect Pronunciation are Brought Directly Into View ; with Original Notes Designating Those which are Acknowledged to be Exceptions

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William Brown, 1823 - English language - 156 pages
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Page ii - BBOWN, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit : " Sertorius : or, the Roman Patriot.
Page ii - In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled, " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Chart*. and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned." And also to the act, entitled, " An Act supplementary to an Act, entitled " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time* therein mentioned,"...
Page 18 - 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 141 - When the is prefixed to a word beginning with a consonant, it has a short sound, little more than the sound of th without the e; and when it precedes a word beginning with a vowel, the e is sounded plainly and distinctly. This difference will be perceptible, by comparing the pen, the 7iand, &c., with the oil, the air, &c.
Page 18 - That part of the orbit of a planet in which it is at the point remotest from the sun.
Page 20 - An artery is a conical canal, conveying the blood from the heart to all parts of the body.
Page 44 - Sheridan ; Walker favors constru. CUCUMBER: kou-kum-ur. Accent invariably on first. "In some counties of England," says Walker, "especially in the west, this word is pronounced as if written coocumber ; this though rather nearer to the orthography than cowcumber, is yet faulty" . . . "It seems too firmly fixed in its sound of cowcumber to be altered.
Page 15 - Legal proportion of the husband's estate, which, by the sentence of the ecclesiastical court, is allowed to the wife upon the account of separation.
Page 57 - Any mechanical complication, in which various movements and parts concur to one effect...
Page 26 - The garment worn by men over the lower part of the body ; lo wear the breeches, is, in a wile, to usurp the authority of the.

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