A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary: And Expositor of the English Language...
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accent according adopted affection analogy animal appearance authority beginning Belonging body bring called cause close common compound Consisting consonant containing contrary cover derived Dictionary diphthong direct distinct draw English equal expression fall fåll 83 followed force French frequently give given ground grow hand hard head heard hold horse Johnson join Kenrick kind language Latin letter light live manner mark matter means measure mind move nature noun observed opinion original pass Perry person piece plant preceded preserve Principles produce pronounced pronunciation quantity reason Relating rhyme rule seems sense separate sharp Sheridan short side sometimes sound speaking spelling syllable term termination thing tion unite verb vowel word writing written
Página 174 - The Ember days at the four Seasons, being the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday after the first Sunday in Lent, the Feast of Pentecost, September 14, and December 13.
Página 12 - As emphasis evidently points out the most significant word in a sentence ; so, where other reasons do not forbid, the accent always dwells with greatest force on that part of the word which, from its importance, the hearer has always the greatest occasion to observe : and this is necessarily the root or body of the word.
Página 12 - But if this letter is too forcibly pronounced in Ireland, it is often too feebly sounded in England, and particularly in London, where it is sometimes entirely sunk...
Página 11 - ... always less remote from the orthography, and less " liable to. capricious innovation. They have, however, generally formed their tables according to " the cursory speech of those with whom they happened to converse, and, concluding that the " whole nation combines to vitiate language in one manner, have often established the jargon of the " lowest of the people as the model of speech.
Página 12 - I have endeavoured to correct some of the more glaring errors of my countrymen, who, with all their faults, are still upon the whole the best pronouncers of the English language : for though the pronunciation of London is certainly erroneous in many words, yet, upon being compared with that of any other place, it is undoubtedly the best; that is, not only the best by courtesy, and because it happens to be the pronunciation of the capital, but the best by a better title — that of being more generally...
Página 11 - Is it the usage of the multitude of speakers, whether good or bad ? This has never been asserted by the most sanguine abettors of its authority. Is it the usage of the studious in schools and colleges, with those of the learned professions...
Página 14 - ... in which any particular man, or race of men, lived, as, the age of heroes; the space of a hundred years ; the latter part of life, old age : in...
Página 89 - A space upon the surface of the earth, measured from the equator to the polar circles ; in each of which spaces the longest day is half an hour longer than in that nearer to the equator.
Página 12 - The vulgar shorten this sound, and pronounce the o obscurely, and sometimes as if followed by r, as winder and feller, for window and fellow ; but this is almost too despicable for notice.
Página 341 - A strong vessel in which materials are broken by being pounded with a pestle ; a short wide cannon, out of which bombs are thrown.