The Orthoepist; A Pronouncing Manual, Containing about Three Thousand Five Hundred Words, Including a Considerable Number of the Names of Foreign Auth

The Orthoepist; A Pronouncing Manual, Containing about Three Thousand Five Hundred Words, Including a Considerable Number of the Names of Foreign Auth

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...not ple'be-an. plebeianism--ple-be 'y an-izm. Pleiades--pie 'y a-dez. Pleiads--ple'yadz. plen'a-ry, or ple'na-ry. "Some very respectable speakers make the vowel e in the first syllable of this word long; but analogy and the best usage seem to shorten the e, as they do the a in granary. Nor do I see any reason that the e should not be short in this word as well as in plenitude."--Walker. We have Walker, Worcester, and seven other orthoepists for the first marking; Smart, Webster, and three others for the second. plenipotentiary--pleu-i-po-ten'shi-a-re. pl8th'o-ra. ple-thor'ic, or pleth'o-ric. The early editions of Webster's dictionary said pleth'o-ric, and the later editions permit this pronunciation. All the English orthoepists, except Ash and Crabb, accent the second syllable. plume, not plum. See adduce. po'em, not po'm. poignant--poi'nant. po-lice', not po-. See opinion. polonaise (Fr.)--pol'o-naz', not po'-. polyglot--p5l'e-gl6t. p6l-y-syl-l&b'ic. Pftl-y-hym'ni-a. It should be remembered that y, except when beginning a word, has the sound of i, and that it never has its name-sound when forming a syllable. Here the first y is unaccented and sounded like obscure i or obscure e, which are hardly distinguishable. pr8c'e-dent, noun. pre-cise', not-cize'. pre-cise'ly, not pre-cise'-, nor-cize'-. pre-clude'. See adduce. pred'a-to-ry. pred-e-ces'sor, not pre'de-. pre-di-lec'tion, not pred-i-. preface, noun'and verb, not pre'face. pre'fect. prefecture--pr8f'ek-tur, or pre'fek-. pref'er-a-ble, not pre-fer'-. prefigure--pre-fig'yur. prel'ate, not pre'late, prel'ude, noun. Webster alone says pre'lude, and the later editions of his dictionary permit prel'ude. pre-lude', verb. Smart says prel'ude, but he is supported by Jameson only. "So...show more

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