An Elementary Dictionary for Common Schools: With Pronouncing Vocabularies of Classical, Scripture, and Modern Geographical Names

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G.W. Palmer, 1843 - English language - 324 pages
 

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Page 263 - Webster's Dictionary of the English Language. Exhibiting the Origin, Orthography, Pronunciation, and Definition of Words ; comprising also a Synopsis of Words differently pronounced by different Orthoepists, and Walker's Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names.
Page 4 - Dictionary, of such words and phrases from foreign languages as are often found in English books.
Page 18 - The article A must be usccl before all words beginning with a consonant, and before the vowel u when long : and the article An must be used before all words beginning with a vowel, except long u; before words beginning with h mute, as, «
Page 8 - It combines, in a very condensed and yet intelligible form, a greater quantity of valuable matter than any other similar work ; and, as a Pronouncing Dictionary, it possesses decided advantages over all others, by its superior system of notation, and by its exhibition of all the principal authorities respecting words of doubtful or various pronunciation. We do not hesitate to pronounce it, in our judgment, the most comprehensive, accurate, and useful compendium within our knowledge.
Page 264 - Words of two syllables, either Greek or Latin, whatever be the quantity in the original, have, in English pronunciation, the accent on the first syllable: and if a single consonant come between two vowels, the consonant goes to the last syllable, and the vowel in the first is long ; as Cato, Ceres, Comas, &c.5 See Principles of English Pronunciation prefixed to the Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, No.
Page 136 - The bone of the mouth in which the teeth are fixed; the mouth. JAY, jA, *. 220.
Page 27 - Back, n. the hinder part of the body in man, and the upper part in animals ; the rear. Back, ad. to the place left ; behind ; again. Back, va to mount ; to justify ; to second. Back
Page 29 - Bas'tiori, (bas'chun) n. a huge mass of earth, standing out from a rampart ; a bulwark. Bat, n. a heavy stick ; a small animal.
Page 3 - A prominent feature in the plan consists in the exhibition of authorities respecting words of variouSj doubtful, or disputed pronunciation; and this volume is so constructed as to exhibit, with respect to all this class of words, for which a pronouncing dictionary is chiefly wanted, the modes in which they are pronounced by all the most eminent English orthoepists. The number of primitive words respecting which the authorities are presented, amounts to about 1,300, and in addition to these, this...
Page 66 - Dative, da'tiv. a. in grammar, the case that signifies the person to whom any thing is given.

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