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A Handbook of the English Language by Latham

Euphony and the permutation of letters


CHAPTER II.

SYSTEM OF ARTICULATE SOUNDS.

113. Certain foreign sounds 82 114. System of mutes 82 115. Lenes and aspirates 83 116. Fourfold character of mutes 84 117. Y and w 84 118, 119. Diphthongs 84 120. Compound sounds 85 121. Ng 85 122, 123. Broad, slender; long, short; dependent, independent vowels 85, 86 124-126. System of sounds 86, 87

CHAPTER III.

OF CERTAIN COMBINATIONS OF ARTICULATE SOUNDS.

127. Sharp and flat mutes 88 128. Unstable combinations 89 129. Effect of y 89 130, 131. Double consonants rare 89 132. True aspirates rare 90

CHAPTER IV.

EUPHONY AND THE PERMUTATION OF LETTERS.

133. Euphony 92 134. Permutation 93

CHAPTER V.

ON THE FORMATION OF SYLLABLES.

style="text-align: justify;"> 135. Syllabification 95-97

CHAPTER VI.

ON QUANTITY.

136. Long and short sounds 98 137. Quantity of vowels--of syllables 98 138. Classical and English measurements 99

CHAPTER VII.

ON ACCENT.

139. Place of accents 101 140. Distinctive accents 101 141. Emphasis 102

CHAPTER VIII.

ORTHOGRAPHY.

142. Orthoepy 103 143-146. Principle of an alphabet 103-105 147. Violations of it 105 148. Rules 107 149-151. Details of English 107-109 152. Insufficiency 109 153. Inconsistency 109 154. Erroneousness 110 155. Redundancy 110 156. Unsteadiness 110 157. Other defects 111 158. Historical propriety 113 159. Conventional spelling 113

CHAPTER IX.

HISTORICAL SKETCH OF THE ENGLISH ALPHABET.

160-166. Phoenician, Greek, Roman stages 116-124 166-172. Anglo-Saxon alphabet 124-126 173. Anglo-Norman alphabet 126 174. Extract from _Ormulum_ 127 175. Order of alphabet 128

PART IV.

ETYMOLOGY.

CHAPTER I.


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