Syllabic spelling, or A summary method of teaching children to read

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Page 1 - As, it is usually managed, it is a dreadful task indeed to learn, and if possible a more dreadful task to teach to read: with the help of counters, and coaxing, and gingerbread, or by dint of reiterated pain and terror, the names of the...
Page 2 - ... in the exclamation Oh! is happily called by its alphabetical name ; but in to, we can hardly know it again, and in morning and -wonder, it has a third and a fourth additional sound. The amphibious letter y, which is either a vowel or a consonant, has one sound in one character, and two sounds in the other ; as a consonant, it is pronounced as in yesterday; in. try, it is sounded as i; in any, and in the termination of many other words, it is sounded like e.
Page 141 - SUPF. 8vo. cloth . 0 12 0 BYTHNER'S Lyre of David. By the Rev. T. DEE, AB New edition, by NL BE.NMOHEL, AM 8vo.
Page 2 - ', as we call it in the alphabet, but in fir it is changed, in pin it is changed again ; so that the child, being ordered to affix to the same sign a variety of sounds, and names, and not knowing in what circumstances to obey, and in what to disregard the contradictory injunctions imposed upon him, he pronounces sounds at hazard, and adheres positively to the last ruled case, or maintains an apparently sullen, or truly philosophic and sceptical silence.
Page 1 - To begin with the vowels : each of these have several different sounds, and, consequently, ought to have several names, or different signs, to distinguish them in different circumstances. In the first lesson of the spelling-book, the child begins with ab, makes ab ; ba makes ba. The inference, if any general inference can be drawn from this lesson, is, that when a comes before b, it has one sound, and after b, it has another sound ; but this is contradicted...
Page 2 - The amphibious letter y, which is either a vowel or a consonant, has one sound in one character, and two sounds in the other ; as a consonant, it is pronounced as in yesterday; in. try, it is sounded as i; in any, and in the termination of many other words, it is sounded like e. Must a child know all this by intuition, or must it be whipt into him ? But he must know a great deal more, before he can read the most common words.
Page 3 - ... it assumes the character of /, as in tough ; the next time he meets it perhaps in the same company, in the same place, and as nearly as possible in the same circumstances, as in the word though; but now g is to become a silent letter, and is to pass incognito, and the child would commit an unpardonable error if he claimed the incognito as his late acquaintance f.
Page 3 - ... shall be pronounced sh, as in sure; or z, as in has; the sound of which last letter, z, he cannot by any conjuration obtain from the name zed, the only name by which he has been taught to call it...

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