Willson's Larger Speller

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Harper, 1864 - English language - 30 pages

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Page 166 - Monosyllables, and words accented on the last syllable, ending with a single consonant preceded by a single vowel, double that consonant, when they take another syllable beginning with a vowel : as, wit, witty ; thin, thinnish ; to abet, an abettor ; to begin, a beginner.
Page 12 - A, B, C, D, E, F, G, KI, J, K, L, M, N, O, P, 0, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i...
Page 165 - English alphabet consists of twenty-six letters. Letters are divided into vowels and consonants. A vowel is a letter which makes by itself a distinct sound.
Page 137 - ... i ty as si du i ty con ti gu i ty con ti nu i ty mul ti tu di nous еp i cu re an in con gru i ty con tra ri...
Page 165 - A DIGRAPH, or improper diphthong, is the union of two vowels in a syllable, one of which is silent; as, oa in loaf. 13. A TRIPHTHONG is the union of three vowels in one syllable ; as, eau in beau, ieu in adieu.
Page 165 - EXAMPLES. 1. When treating of Christian orators, Maury asks the following apposite questions : " What is this you call eloquence ? Is it the wretched trade of imitating that criminal, mentioned by a poet in his satires, who ' balanced his crimes before his judges with antithesis...
Page 166 - -y', preceded by a consonant, form their plural by changing '-y...
Page 166 - The plural of nouns is generally formed by adding s or es to the singular. Words ending in a sound, which will unite with the sound of s, form the plural by adding s only ; as, herd, herds ; tree, trees.
Page 165 - V. The Asterisk [*], the Obelisk or Dagger [ t ], the Double Dagger [ J ], the Section [ | ], the Parallels [ || ], and the Paragraph [ 11 ], refer to notes in the margin, or at the bottom of the page.
Page 137 - ADJECTIVES. de clam'a to ry de fam a to ry ex clam a to ry ex plan...

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