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A Philological Grammar of the English Language

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    Thomas Martin
Excerpt from book: sentative character in the Alphabet ? Why ? How are Vowel sounds divided? How are soft sounds distinguished from such as are hard ? How many of the Vowels have hard sounds ? What is a long sound, and how far does it differ from a short one ? Are soft Consonants easily pronounced ? Are not hard sounds more easily uttered ? Repeat the Consonants. Repeat the Vowels. LESSON III. ON THE POWERS OF THE VOWELS. 25. Each of the six Vowels has several different sounds. 26. The sounds of A are nine in number, of which four are long and five short. The long sounds are heard in the words bate, bare, bar, and ball: and those that are short injbrage, many, mat, malt, and human. 27. E has eight sounds, of which four are long and four are short. The long are sounded in besom, there, clerk, and shew: and the short in England, end, grenadier, and mercy. 28. 1 has four different sounds: one long, as in machine: two short, as in bill and bird: and one compound, as mjinal. 29. 0 has eight sounds, namely, three long, as in more, mope, and move: four short, as in women, wot, word, and woman: and it is compound in one. 80. U has five Vowel sounds and one Consonant. Three of the Vowels are short, one long, and one compound : the short sounds are heard in busy, bury, and busk: the long in brute: the compound in puny: and the Consonant in question. 31. Y represents three Vowels and one Consonant : of the Vowels, two are short and one compound, as in lynx, myrrh, and cycle: and the Consonant is heard in the word yard. 32. In several instances two or more Vowels have the same sound. 33. The varieties of sound into which the six classes of simple Vowels may be diversified, are fifteen in number. 34. The simple Vowels rank according to the following scale: FIRST CLASS. Var. 1...  
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