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PRONOUNCING AND EXPLANATORY
Edinburgh :--DUNCAN STATENSON,
Printer to the University.
Long, āēio ū
Short, å éïo u
The VOWELS, with respect to QUA
LITY, exemplified in Sentences. a-Fāme can chârm Áll e_He left her i-Find him 0-Go not north u_Ūse just rûles The short quantity of ā'ē io ū—â Å û
is marked by à é ïïo imă ă ă
2. THE SHUT SOUNDS. Alurays short, a ei ou, and unmarked. Fan Fen Fin Fon Fun
5. OCCASIONAL SOUNDS.
c and q-pronounced like-k Italian â-Lârd, lăst
g-always hard, as in-go, egg
s-always sharp, as in-so, ass Broad , Â SWÂrd, wăst x-always sharp, as in-ox or ô Lôrd, lost
th flat-unmarked, as in-thy Italian û-Rûle, full
tfi sharp--marked, as in-thigh
zh-equivalent to-French j Obscure ě_Hěr
sh-equivalent to—French ch
j-equivalent to-French dj Initial W and Y sound as in-We Ye ch--equivalent to-French tch OW and OY sound as in-How Hoy ng-pronounced as in-ring
* The Simplicity of this Key renders the System obvious.
PRONOUNCING AND EXPLANATORY
TO WHICH IS ADDED,
A VOCABULARY OF SCRIPTURE PROPER NAMES, &c.
A NEW EDITION REVISED.
AND SOLD BY
MAURICE OGLE, GLASGOW.; AND
JOHN CUMMING, DUBLIN.
A COMPARATIVE View of DIFFERENT METHODS of Marking
the ORTHOEPY of the English Language.
“ IN point of Notation, Quantity, and Syllabication, Mr. Fulton's System is, in our opinion, decidedly superior to any which has yet been adopted in Spelling-books and Dic“ tionaries; for it combines the principles of Etymology and Orthoepy which were unfolded " by Sheridan, with all the real improvements of Walker, reduced to a degree of SIMPLICITY " and PRACTICAL FACILITY, which neither the one nor the other ever attained.
BRITISH CRITIC for September 1813.
Such is the excellence of the English Language, that, even without a Dictionary to assist in the choice of words, or a Grammar to regulate construction, it was capable of displaying harmony, elegance, and copiousness, in the productions of a SHAKESPEARE, à Milton, a Swift, and an ADDISON.
SINCE their time, its etymology and orthography have been established, and its various shades of signification developed, by the Dictionary of Dr JOHNSON.
Dr LowTH, under the modest title of A Short Introduction to English Grammar, has furnished a most beautiful and comprehensive analysis of the language.
AND, while its fitness for Composition has been thus increased, the attempts of Messrs SHERIDAN and WALKER have been no less successful in qualifying it for displaying the Graces of Elocution. By their Dictionaries, in particular, they have afforded the most effectual means of acquiring an accurate pronunciation ; without which, a progress in other pratorial accomplishments must be greatly retarded, and for the want of which, even the highest of them will not compensate; and therefore these Dictionaries must be considered as valuable works.