A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: In which the Meaning of Every Word is Explained ...

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I. Riley, 1810 - 550 من الصفحات
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الصفحة viii - When vowels are under the accent, the prince, and the lowest of the people in the metropolis, with very few exceptions, pronounce them in the same manner ; but the unaccented vowels in the mouth of the former have a distinct, open, and specific sound, while the latter often totally sink them, or change them into some other sound.
الصفحة vi - As emphasis evidently points out the most significant word in a sentence ; so, where other reasons do not forbid, the accent always dwells with greatest force on that part of the word which, from its importance, the hearer has always the greatest occasion to observe : and this is necessarily the root or body of the word.
الصفحة vi - The secondary accent is that stress which we may occasionally place upon another syllable, besides that which has the principal accent ; in order to pronounce every part of the word more distinctly, forcibly, and harmoniously : thus, "Complaisant, caravan," and " violin," have frequently an accent on the first as well as on the last syllable, though a somewhat less forcible one. The same may be observed of "Repartee, referee, privateer, domineer,
الصفحة ii - A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language: in which, Not only the Meaning of every Word is clearly explained, and the Sound of every Syllable...
الصفحة 9 - Intercalary, tn-ter-kal'J-re. a. inserted out of the common order to preserve the equation of time, as the 29th of February, in a leap-year is an Intercalary day Intercalate, In-ter'ka-Ute. ra to insert an extraordinary day Intercalation, in-tfr-ka-U'shftn. s. insertion of days out of the ordinary reckoning Intercede, Jn-Ur-seed'.
الصفحة viii - Dividing words into syllables is a very different operation, according to the different ends proposed by it.
الصفحة 4 - FOREGROUND, fi.re'KTound. s. The part of the field or expanse of a picture which seems to lie before the figures. FOREHAND, fore'hdnd.

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