A Comprehensive Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language: With Pronouncing Vocabularies of Classical and Scripture Proper Names
Hilliard, Gray, Little, and Wilkins, 1839 - 400 Seiten
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Seite xi - ... with the proper sound of short a, as in hat, has the appearance of affectation ; and to pronounce them with the full Italian sound of a, as in part, father, seems to border on vulgarism.
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Seite xiii - The pronunciation of the English language, like that of all living languages, is in a great measure arbitrary. It is exposed to the caprices of fashion and taste ; it...
Seite xviii - Verbs of one syllable, ending with a single consonant, preceded by a single vowel [as plan], and verbs of two or more syllables, ending in the same manner, and having the accent on the last syllable [as regret], double the final consonant of the verb on assuming an additional syllable : as...
Seite xiv - ... (which he has not heard generally used?) " authority," (which some previous orthoepist has not recommended?) "or analogy," (as derived from orthography?) He most sensibly concludes that "it would be unreasonable for him to make a conformity to his own taste, or to the result of his own limited observation, a law to those who may differ from him, and yet agree with perhaps the more common usage.
Seite ii - Bowen, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit: — " The American Almanac and Repository of Useful Knowledge, for the Year 1831.
Seite 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.
Seite 65 - Composite order in architecture is the last of the five orders, so named because its capital is composed out of those of the other orders ; it is also called the Roman und Italick order.
Seite 56 - A curve line continued till it ends where it began, having all pans equally distant from a common centre ; the space included in a circular line ; a round body, an orb ; compass...