Our Mother Tongue

Our Mother Tongue

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...kom'u-nizm. Communist.. kom'u-nist. Comorin.... kom'o-rin. compact (noun and adjective) kom'pact. compact (verb) kom-pact'. comparable.. kom'par-eb-1, --the par as in parry; not kom-pa'rable. comparative.. at-iv, not ut-iv. compare.... kom-pa'er, --almost in three syllables; not kompairr'. comparison.. isson, not usson. compass.... kum'pass, not puss. compasses... kum'pass-cz, not iz. compatible... kom-pat'ib-1, not ub-l. compatibility. kom'pat-ib-il"it-e, not ub-il'ut-e. compatriot... kom-pay'tre-ot, not pat're-ut. compeer.... kom-peer compelled... when this participle is used as an adjective, it has three syllables, kom-pel'led. compensate.. kom-pen'sait, not kom'pen-sait. The following verbs are frequently accented erroneously on the first syllable; they should in all their tenses be accented on the second: compensate, concentrate, confiscate, contemplate, constellate, demonstrate, despumate, expurgate, and extirpate. compensated. kom-pen'say-ted. competence.. kom'pe-tenss, not tunss. competent... kom'pe-tent, not tunt. Condillac (Fr.). kawn'-deel'yak'. condolence.. kon-do'lenss, not kon'do-lunss. conduce.... kond-uce', not ooce. conducive... kond-u'civ, not oociv. conduct (noun) kon'duct. conduct (verb). kon-duct'. conduit kon'dit. confessor.... konfess'or or kon'fessor. The latter pronunciation is becoming antiquated.--Orthoepist. confidant (masculine) kon-fid-ant', not kon'fid-ent. confidante (feminine) kon-fid-ant' or kon-fid-ont', not kon'fid-ent. Walker says: "A greater mark of rusticity cannot be given than to place the accent on the first syllable, and pronounce the last dent instead of dant;" and the case remains very much as in his day. confidence.. confidences. confident... confidential. confiscate.. conflict (noun)...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236510690
  • 9781236510693