Principles of English Pronunciation

Principles of English Pronunciation

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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. 1816 edition. Excerpt: ...of our tongue, anclseeins to have prevailed. For though Dr. Johnson has'given this word the penultimat9 accent, he has placed the-accent on the antepeitultimate syllable of Am- brasza, Euthanasia, and Hydroplmbia, though these have all the accent on the penultimate in the Greek. _It_is true the i in the last syllable but one of (1)/clopwdia is at diphthong in the original; and this will iiaduol those who are fond of showing their Greek learning, to lay the accent on ihe penultimate, as its opposition to general usage will he an additional reason with them for preferring it. The pronunciation 1 have adopted 1 see is supported by fir. Kenrick, Eutick, Soott, Perry, and Buchanan, which abundantly shows the general current of custom. To these objervauons may be added, that if the i be accented, it must necessarily have the long open sound, as in Elegiac, and not the sound of, as M r. Sheridan has marked it. CYNOSCRE, tinV'v-shdre, or i'-n6-shure, . 463. The star near the north poie, by wh ch sailors steer. T I have, in the first syllahte of this word, contrary to Mr. Sheridan, preferred the short to the long sound of y. My first reason is, that this letter in Greek is the same us in Cynic and Cylinder; both which have die y short. The next reason is, the very general rule in our language of prunouncing the vowel short in all simples whicli have the accent on the antepenultimate syllable, 535. 537. 5o3. I am not certain, however, that the best usage is not against me. Scott has the first eound, and Sheridan and Entick the second; the rest of the Dictionaries either have not the word, or do not mark the quantity of tie. jewels, ... D. DAMNED, dammd, or daiu-ned, -part. a. Hateful, detestable; 83 This word, in familiar language, is scarcely ever...show more

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