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BEING AN IMPROVEMENT
AMERICAN SPELLING BOOK,
BY NOAH WEBSTER.
DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF
By Nathan Guilford.
0. FARNSWORTH, YELLOW SPRINGS.
Stereotyped at the Cincinnati Type Foundery,
DISTRICT OF OHIO, SCT.
E it remembered, that on the 30th day of April, in the year of
our Lord, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, Nathan Guilford, of the said District bath deposited in this office, the title of book, the title of which is in the words following, to wit:
“ The Western Spelling Book, being an improvement of the Ameri. can Spelling Book,by Noah Webster. Designed for the uso of common Schools. By Nathan Guilford."
In right whereof be claims as proprietor, In conformity with tho act of Congress entitled, An act to amend tho several act: rcspecting Co. pg.rights." TL. S.] Attest,
WM. MINER, Clerk of the District of Ohio.
ASTOR, I ENOX AND
In the English language there are twenty-six letters, which are divided into powels and consonants.
A vowel is a simple sound of itself.
A consonant has no sound, except when united to a vowel.
The consonants are b, c, d, f, g, h, j, k, l, m, n, P, 9, Tg 8t, 0, 4, 2, and sometimes w, and y.
KEY. The characters used in the key to the following work correspond with those used by WALKER in his Dictionary, and are denoted by the figures 1,2,3,4,5, &c. placed over the vowels. Long.
Short. 1 1 1
2 a as in fate,
a as in far, part.
pin, pit. no, note.
tub, tun. tube, tune.
glory, egypt. у dry, defy.
a as in fat, & as in fall, bald.
Short broad . bull, bush.
5 Short close o.
a as in wad, what. 5 o as in good, wood.
Sound of short u. The long close o.
i as in sir bird. 2 o as in move, prove.
her, prefer. Sound of long a.
vi as in thers, vein.
as in voice, joy
oy Sound of long e.
" loud, now.
ow i es in fatigue, marine.