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accent ản ance animal belonging bird body cate close cloth cover draw dress důr ence fall Fåte give hard head join kål kind land lås late letters light manner mark mean ment mind move nate ness officer pår person piece pin-no plant preceded relating round shản sharp ship short shủn side sion sive soft sound stone syllable thing tion tive tré tree tůr ture vessel vowel wood writing
Page 5 - A vowel is a simple sound formed by a continued effusion of the breath, and a certain conformation of the mouth, without any alteration in the position, or any motion of 'the organs of speech, from the moment the vocal sound commences till it ends.
Page 26 - Apogason, apogee, or apogeum, " 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 7 - O. — 0 has a long sound, as in tone ; a long slender close sound, as in move ; a long broad sound, as in nor ; a short broad sound, as in not ; the short sound of the slender o, as in wolf. Irregular and unaccented sounds. It is pronounced like u short, as in come, son, Л e.
Page 53 - A piece of timber traversed with wooden spikes, pointed with iron, five or six feet long ; used in defending a passage, a turnpike, or tourniquet.
Page 7 - C has the sound of sh when followed by a diphthong, and is preceded by the accent, either primary or secondary ; as in social, pronunciation, &c.
Page 8 - It has been a custom within these twenty years to omit the % at the end of words when preceded by c. This has introduced a novelty into the language, which is that of ending a word with an unusual letter...
Page 5 - Vowels are generally reckoned to be five in number ; namely, a, s, f, o, u ; W is a vowel when it is preceded by a, e, or o in the same syllable ; Y is a vowel when it is in the middle or at the end of a syllable, and sometimes at the begInning of a syllable, as in parox-ysm. W is...
Page 141 - A mode of speech in which the meaning is contrary to the words.