Chambers's New Handy Volume American Encyclopaedia Volume 7

Chambers's New Handy Volume American Encyclopaedia Volume 7

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...iu Scotland. Letter K 1 A Leucocythemia tr L v In pronouncing the letters of the first class, the lips are chiefly concerned; in the second, the principal organ is the tongue, or the tongue and the teetli (whence they are also called dentals); and in the third, the back-parts of the tongue and palate are employed. But while all the sounds of each clans have thus a common organic relation, the first pair differs from the other letters of the same class by being obstructive or shut--otherwise called Mute (q. v.); the remaining letters, having open apertures, are continuous or sibilant hi effect--otherwise called Asperate (q. v.). The difference also between the members of the several pairs is of the same kind throughout; p differs from & as/does from v, or t from d, or sh from zh. In Mr Ellis's "Plea for Phonetic Spelling," and Mr Melville Bell's "Principles of Speech," the student will find a complete development of the theory of Articulate Sounds. Various attempts have been made to introduce a system of phonotypus, in which each sound should be represented by one invariable character. None of the schemes conies near in success to the system of " Visible Speech" (q. v.j published by Mr Melville Bell some years ago. LETTER-WOOD, one of the most beautiful productions of the vegetable kingdom; it is the heart-wood of a tree, found sparingly in the forests of British Guiana, the Piratinera Quianensis of Anblet, and the Brtmmum Aubletii of Poeppig, belonging to the Bread-fruit family (Artocarpacece). It grows from 60 to TO feet high, and acquires a diameter of from 2 to 3 feet. The outer layers of wood (alburnum) are white and hard; the central portion, or heart-wood, which rarely exceeds T inches in thickness, is...show more

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  • Paperback | 768 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 39mm | 1,347g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
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  • 123659021X
  • 9781236590213