0
Your cart

Your cart is empty

Books

Not currently available

Investigations Into the Laws of English Orthography and Pronunciation (Paperback) Loot Price: R206
Discovery Miles 2 060
Investigations Into the Laws of English Orthography and Pronunciation (Paperback): Rudolph Leonhard Tafel

Share your images

Investigations Into the Laws of English Orthography and Pronunciation (Paperback)

Rudolph Leonhard Tafel

 (sign in to rate)
Loot Price R206 Discovery Miles 2 060

Bookmark and Share

Supplier out of stock. If you add this item to your wish list we will let you know when it becomes available.

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ... class of words ending in /, ft, ss, st, and sh, in which o is marked with the short sound in most pronouncing dictionaries, though some orthoepists give it the sound of the broad a, as in fall. Mr. Nares gives the sound of broad a to o in the following words: off, often, offer, coffee, scoff, aloft, loft, soft, cross, loss, toss, cost, frost, lost, tost, broth, cloth, froth, cough, and trough. To these others might with equal propriety, be added, as offspring, dross, gloss, moss, moth, wroth. Mr. Smart remarks, 'that before ss, st, and th, the letter o is frequently sounded aw; as in moss, gloss, &c., lost, cost, &c., broth, cloth, &c. This practice is analogous to the broad utterance which the letter a in fast is liable to receive before certain consonants; and the same remarks will apply in the present case, as to the one referred to, namely, that though the broad sound is vulgar ?, there is an affectation in a palpable effort to avoid it in words where its use seems at one time to have been general. In such cases, a medium between the extremes is the practice of the best speakers.' The sound of o is also somewhat prolonged in gone and begone, and in some words ending in ng; as long, prong, song, strong, thong, throng, wrong." From these remarks it may be seen 1, that the existence of the long sound of o in off, &c, is admitted by the orthoepists; 2, that they regard it as identical with the sound of a in all, but think it different from o in not, just as they think a in fast different from a in fat. I hold that these two sounds, viz., o in not, and in off, are the same in quality, but differ in quantity; and in order to convince the reader of this fact, I propose to him our old expedient, viz., to pronounce not half-way, and then to...

General

Imprint: Theclassics.Us
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2013
First published: September 2013
Authors: Rudolph Leonhard Tafel
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 38
ISBN-13: 978-1-230-20415-4
Categories: Books
Promotions
LSN: 1-230-20415-6
Barcode: 9781230204154

Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate? Let us know about it.

Does this product have an incorrect or missing image? Send us a new image.

Is this product missing categories? Add more categories.

Review This Product

No reviews yet - be the first to create one!

Partners