English Visible Speech

English Visible Speech : In Twelve Lessons Illustrated

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From the Introduction. ONE of the original claims of Visible Speech was to teach reading in a fraction of the time required with common letters. By means of this little book, the claim may now be put to the test of experiment. Children and others who master these Twelve Lessons will read with accuracy and certainty, any English composition printed in the same alphabet. The system is not intended to displace established letters, but to be a key to their pronunciation. For this purpose, Visible Speech is equally applicable to all languages. The present work is limited to English. Visible Speech offers unquestionable advantages to the young, in laying a foundation for excellence both in native speaking and in the utterance of foreign tongues. Foreigners will learn from these directive letters to articulate our language with vernacular effect. That so many persons fail to pronounce certain elementary sounds, is owing solely to the want of that knowledge which Visible Speech conveys. To deaf learners these lessons will be of especial value, in greatly facilitating the acquirement of the power of speech. Each lesson is preceded by a "Teacher's Page" containing explanatory notes; and each Lesson is followed by a Key. The Words and Sentences in the Lessons are made up, exclusively, of elements which have been previously introduced. On this account, the available vocabulary in the early Lessons is, of course, very limited. A few Reading Exercises follow the Lessons. The reading of the unconnected words at the beginning of each lesson may be made interesting to the learner if the teacher will illustrate each word by using it in an extemporaneous sentence. Words of the same sound but various orthography may thus be freely introduced.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 148.6 x 214.1 x 18.5mm | 358.34g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • Illustrated
  • Illustrated
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1507600690
  • 9781507600696