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The syllables, tion, tious, cious, ceous, eous, ion, tial, cial, science, scious, c. will be exercised first in tables, with particular directions and afterwards used indiscriminately.

Sounds of some of the Consonants.

c before e, i, and y, sounds like s; and before a, o, and u, like k. 'ch sounds like k, as in chord.

2ch sounds like sh, as in chaise.

3g sounds hard before e, i, and, y; as, get, give, fog gy.

gh commonly sounds like ff; as, laugh: when otherwise, it will be noted.

ph sounds like f; as phantom.

s sounds like z all other Italics are silent letters.

u beginning a syllable, generally has its full sound, like yu; as use ful, virt ue.

5th sounds open, as in thou; those not marked are sounded close, as in think.

4x sounds like gz; as exact.

x beginning a word, sounds like z; as, xe bec.

y long at the end of a word not accented; as oc cu pỹ.

All the words are arranged into classes according to the sounds of the vowels in the accented syllables; that was the great object in view, in this publication; and it is considered by the compiler, as the grand desideratum of English Orthoëpy: this alone completely removing all the greatest difficulties of pronunciation.

The sounds of the vowels single and combined in Monosyllables, and the accented syllables of all other words, are nineteen; which are distinguished by the following

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[Characteristics, indicative of the nineteen sounds of the Vowels, single or combined.

a denotes the sound of a, in bate; of ei, in weight; of ai, in bail; and of e, in dey.

of a, in bare; of ea, in wear; of e, in there; of ai, in chair; and of ei, in heir.

of a, in bat; and of au, in gaunt.

of a, in staff, half, calm; and of au, in aunt.
of a, in bar.

ofa, in all; of aw, in saw; au, in haul; of
o, in scoff, cost; and of ou, in nought.
of e, in she; of ea, in tea; of ei, in ceil; of
ie, in fief; of uay, in quay; of ee, in meet;
of eo, in people.

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of o. in hold, whole, colt, &c.

of o, in not; and a, in what.

of u, in mute; of ui, in sluice; of eu, in feud; of ieu, in lieu; of iew, in view; and of ew, in flew.

of u, in nut; of e, in her; of i, in sir; of o, in love; of oo, in blood; and of ou, in rough. of oo, in loom; of o, in move; of ou, in soup, &c. of oo, in book; of u, in bull, and bush; and of ou, in could.

of oi, in voice; and of oy, in boy.
of ou, in ounce; and of ow, in brow.

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Monosyllables of Three Letters.

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tag

Bad dad gad had lad mad pad
fag gag bag lag nag rag
man pan ran tan bat cat
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tap ham jam

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A fly.
A boy.

A man.
The cat.

My top.

did hid lid dim him rim

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Her arm.
She can.

Can you.
Now try.

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