Ten Thousand Words Often Mispronounced; A REV. and Enl. Ed. of "7000 Words Often Mispronounced," with a Supplement of 3000 Additional Words a Complete Handbook of Difficulties in English Pronunciation

Ten Thousand Words Often Mispronounced; A REV. and Enl. Ed. of "7000 Words Often Mispronounced," with a Supplement of 3000 Additional Words a Complete Handbook of Difficulties in 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. 1903 edition. Excerpt: ...either of analogy or of the best speakers."--R. G. White. The consensus of the above authorities is decidedly in favor of e'-ther; although I'-ther is the pronunciation of a very respectable minority in the United States. A Scotch professor, being asked which of the two pronunciations of this word he preferred, replied: "Ayther (a'-ther) will do." Elagabalus--el-a-ga-ba'-lus or gl-a-gaV-aIlis. See Heliogabalus. feodality--fa-daT-it-l feoff--fgf. See feoffe. Sometimes pronounced fgf. ferment (n.)--feV-mgnt. ferment (vb.)--fer-mgnt'. See absent. ferriage--feV-i-aj, not fer'-aj. A word of three syllables, when pronounced correctly. ferrocyanide--fer-ro-sl'-a-nid or nid. See ide. ferrule (ring)--feV-il or feV-dbl. Stormonth gives the last pronunciation only. fertile--fer'-til or fer'-til. fertilization--fer-til-iz-a'-shtin; fer-til-l-za' shun (Stor.). ferule (rod)--feV-il or fer'-obl. Worcester and Stormonth give the second pronunciation only. Fesole--feV-o-la. See Fiesole. festina lente--fes-ti'-na len'-te. fete--fat. Haldeman prefers fit. fetich--fe'-tish. Also spelled fetish and pronounced as above. gramme--gram. Gramont de--du gra-m&N'. For 6n, see p. 27. Granada--gra-na'-da; Sp. pron. gra-na'tha. See Guadalquivir. granary--gran'-a-ri; gra'-na-ri (Imp.). Walker says concerning this word: "We sometimes hear this word pronounced with the first a like that in grain; but all our orthoepists mark it like the a in grand. The first manner would insinuate that the word is derived from the English word grain but this is not the case; it comes from the Latin granarium, and, by our own analogy, has the antepenultimate vowel short." grandfather--grand'-fa-ther, not gran'-father. Pronounce the d in the first syllable, ...show more

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