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Ult. The last.
Year of Rome.
U. S. A. United States of
Vir. or Va. Virginia.
S. H. S. Fellow of the His- Vol. Volume.
What is a letter?
ON CHAPTER 27.
How are letters divided?
What is a consonant?
Which letters are the vowels? Why is a a vowel ?-Ans. Because it can be pronounced without the help of any other letter.
Why is b a consonant?-Ans. Because it cannot be pronounced without the help of a vowel. Which vowel is used in pronouncing b?-Ans. e.
Is it placed before, or after the b? Ans. After it.*
When are w and y consonants? What is w in the word wall?
How is it known to be a vowel? -Ans. By its not beginning a word.t
How does c sound?
Which letters are the diphthong?
Is it proper, or improper ?-Ans Proper.
Why is proper?-Ans. Be
cause both vowels are sounded.
What is a triphthong?
Is there a triphthong in the word adieu?
Is there a diphthong in the word grain?
Which letters are the diphthong? -Ans. ai.
Ans. A consonant. How is it known to be a consonant?—Ans. By its beginning a word. What is w in the word new? Is it proper, or improper ?—Ans. Ans. A vowel. Improper.
*Similar questions concerning other letters should be asked, and care taken to point out to the pupil particularly how the vowels and consonants are formed by the organs of speech. It is very easy to do this, and very necessary it should be done.
† Similar questions should be asked concerning y.
The judicious teacher will see that this, and many of the questions on the 27th chapter, are designed as examples for the formation of others, which should be repeated and varied until the scholar thor oughly understand the subject.
Why is it improper ?-Ans. Because but one vowel is sounded.
Which letters are the triphthong? -Ans. ieu.
Which of them is sounded?
What is a syllable?
What is spelling?
What are words?
raphy?-Ans. A polysyllable.
Why is it called a polysyllable? Ans. Because it has four syllables.
How many kinds of words are there?
What is a primitive word?
What is a derivative word
What is a word of one syllable What is a compound word?
What is a word of two?
What is a word of three?
What is a word of four or more?
What sort of a word is orthog
What sort of a word is amount?
What sort of a word is inkstand?