Sanders' Union Speller: Being a Clear and Complete Exhibition of English Orthography and Orthoëpy, on the Basis of the New Illustrated Edition of Webster's Great American Dictionary, Together with Numerous Exercises in Synonyms, in Opposites, in Analysis, and in Formal Definition : the Whole Adapted to the Use of Schools and Academies

Ivison, Blakeman, Taylor, 1872 - 178 pàgines
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Pàgina 6 - A word of one syllable is termed a monosyllable; a word of two syllables, a dissyllable ; a word of three syllables, a trisyllable ; and a word of four or more syllables, a polysyllable. All words are either primitive or derivative. A primitive word is that which cannot be reduced to any simpler word in the language ; as, man, good, content.
Pàgina 16 - X 86 67 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119...
Pàgina 177 - The first word of every line of poetry should begin with a capital letter...
Pàgina 16 - B," "C," "D," "B," "F," "G," "H,
Pàgina 61 - The final consonant of any word accented on the last syllable, if preceded by a single vowel, is doubled before a suffix beginning with a vowel ; as, debar, debarring. Debar is accented on the last syllable ; the final consonant, r, is preceded by a single vowel, and is doubled before the suffix ing. Form and spell the derivatives that are obtained by adding the suffix ed to the primitives, abhor, rebut, remit, permit.
Pàgina 5 - ... SECTION I. ORTHOGRAPHY. ORTHOGRAPHY treats of letters, syllables and words. LETTERS are marks, or characters used to represent the sounds of the human voice, heard in speaking. The number of letters in English is twenty-six. In respect to form, they are distinguished as capitals and small letters. . In respect to the sounds they are employed to represent, they are either vowels or consonants. A VOWEL represents a free, uninterrupted sound of the voice. The vowels are a, e, i, o, u, y. W, also,...
Pàgina 5 - A triphthong is the union of three vowels in the same syllable, two of which are silent 35.
Pàgina 178 - The Diaeresis ( •• ) is placed over the latter of two vowels, to show that they belong to two distinct syllables ; thus, orthoepy.
Pàgina 15 - When one letter of an improper diphthong, or of a triphthong, is marked, it is to be taken as representing the sound of the combination, and the letter or letters which are not marked, are to be regarded as silent, as in aim, clean, ceil, people, group, soul, journal, tow, &c.
Pàgina 58 - III. Monosyllables ending with the sound of k, and in which c follows the vowel, usually take the letter k after the c. EXERCISE 183. back...

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