Rime as a Criterion of the Pronunciation of Spenser, Pope, Byron, and Swinburne: A Contribution to the History of the Present English Stressed Vowels
Almqvist & Wiksells Boktryck., 1909 - 211 páginas
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absence of rimes according appear ǎr(c ǎs(c aught bear blood BYRON Byron's pronunciation Byron's rimes certainly correct rimes dialects Dierb Dierberger diphthongic doubt Dryden early Mod EDGr Ellis equivalent ǝǝ ǝə flood forms further Gill given gives Hauck Horn Gr incl influence Irrelevant or uncertain Jones Kenrick Lediard lengthening Löwisch Luick Mičge monophthongic numerous rimes nunciation orthoepists orthography ɔɔ Paston Letters phonetic poets POPE Pope's rimes possibly pret probably pronunciation recorded rime-words rimes cf rimes present rimes present E rimes to present rimes µɛ shone short vowel spelling spelt SPENSER Spenser's pronunciation Spenser's rimes Sweet SWINBURNE SWINBURNE's rimes Teut traditional variant Viëtor Sh Walker weak-stressed words of group µɛ µɛ Ŏ
Página xiv - For pronunciation the best general rule is, to consider those as the most elegant speakers who deviate least from the written words.
Página 9 - Seek with my plaints to match that mournful dove. Ne joy of ought that under heaven doth hove Can comfort me, but her...
Página xii - ... of our poetry: it is highly probable that our prosody has passed its meridian, and that no reformation can possibly be made without injuring it. The delicate ears of a Pope or an Addison, would scarcely have acquiesced in the usage of imperfect rhymes, and sanctified them so often by their practice, if such rhymes had been really a blemish. The same masculine force that supports our poetry without the assistance of any rhyme at all, seems to exempt it from that servile attention to perfectly...
Página 170 - In addition to what has been said, it may be observed, that oo in ,/''""-', mood, soon, &c. which ought always to have a long sound, is generally shortened in Scotland to that middle sound of the u In bull : and it must be remembered, thattffooi, wood, good, hood, stood, foot, are the only words where this sound of oo ought to take place.
Página i - Diehl, L. : Englische Schreibung und Aussprache im Zeitalter Shakespeares nach Briefen und Tagebiichern.
Página 188 - ... another consonant in a final syllable, it has exactly the sound of e in vermin, vernal &c, as virtue, virgin &c, which approaches to the sound of short u; but when it comes before r, followed by another consonant in a final syllable, it acquires the sound of u exactly, as bird, dirt, shirt, squirt &c. Mirth, birth and firm, are the only exceptions to this rule; where i is pronounced likee.