Imatges de pÓgina
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* For a course of study in the analysis of Derivatives and Compounds exclusively, see Sanders & McElligott's ANALYSIS OF ENGLISH WORDS.

SECTION XXIII.

TEST WORDS.

To bring under special review what has been taught in the previous part of this book, and to test, by pertinent examples, the pupil's proficiency in the art of spelling generally, is the leading aim of the present Section.

In aid of this design, notes are not unfrequently subjoined, pointing the learner back to the page or exercise, where may be found the rule, exception, principle, or what not, involved in the spelling or pronunciation of the particular word before him.

Other notes, also, are added, embracing points not elsewhere introduced, or such as seemed to require some additional explanation.

The examples, moreover, are often so arranged as almost to compel comparison between such words and parts of words as British (one t) and skittish (two t's), distaff (ff) and digraph (ph), typify (ify) and tepefy (efy), which are among the most fertile sources of error in orthography.

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*In forming phthisicky from phthisic, why is the k inserted? See Rule VI, page 61.

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* Why is b silent in doubting? See Assimilation of Consonants, p. 13. For the accent on these words, see pages 78 and 79.

Why is the e omitted in infringing, and retained in singeing and twingeing? See note, page 68.

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* Sanatory, conducing to health, as sanatory measures; sanitary, per taining to health; accessary, aiding in crime; accessory, additional.

For a note on words of this class, see page 86.

What sound has u in busybody, and a in anywhere? See page 37.

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