Seven thousand words often mispronounced; a complete hand-book of difficulties in English pronunciation, including and unusually large number of ... and words and phrases from foreign languages

 
9781236165749: Seven thousand words often mispronounced; a complete hand-book of difficulties in English pronunciation, including and unusually large number of ... and words and phrases from foreign languages

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 Excerpt: ...cultured person is most surely distinguished from the uncultured."--Richard Grant White. Damiens--da'-mi-enz; Fr. pron. da-me-aN'. For 3.N, see p. 26. damned (adj.)--damd; in serious discourse, dam'-ngd. Walker remarks: "This word, in familiar language, is scarcely ever used as an adjective, and pronounced in one syllable, but by the lowest vulgar and profane; in serious speaking it ought always, like cursed, to be pronounced in two. Thus in Shakespeare: 'But, O, what damned minutes teiis he o'er Who dotes, yet doubts, suspects, yet strongiy ioves.'" damned (part.)--damd, not dam'-ngd. "He that believeth not, shall be damned." decollete--da-kol-ta', not da-k6l'-ta, nor, as I once heard the word pronounced, dgk-ui-gt'. decorative--dgk'-o-ra-tiv. There is a tendency to pronounce this word de-koY-a-tiv. It should not be encouraged. decorous--de-ko'-rus or dgk'-o-rus. See canorous. Walker observes: "An uneducated English speaker is very apt to pronounce this word with the accent on the first syllable, according to the analogy of his own language; but a learned ear would be as much shocked at such a departure from classical propriety, as in the words sonorous and canorous." decorum--de-ko'-rum. See abdomen. decrepit--de-krep'-it, not de-krep'-Id. Almost always mispronounced. dedeco rou s--de-dek'-o-ru s. defalcate--de-fal'-kat, not de-fol'-kat. Remember that the second syllable in this word is fdl, not fdl. defalcation--de-fal-ka'-shun, not de-fol-ka'shtin. Worcester makes the first syllable def. defalcator--deT-al-ka-tor. defamatory--de-fam'-a-to-ri, not de-fa'-mato-ri. desist--de-sist'. Sheridan says dg-zist'. Des Moines--de moin. Desmoulins--da-moo-laV. For Sn, see p. 26. desolate--des'-o-lat, not deV-o-lat. desolation--des-...

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