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DANIEL COIT GILMAN, LL. D.
PRESIDENT OF CARNEGIE INSTITUTION
HARRY THURSTON PECK, Ph. D., L. H. D.
By DODD, MEAD AND COMPANY
All rights reserved
HILL AND LEONARD, NEW YORK CITY, U. S. A.
KEY TO PRONUNCIATION.
as in ale, fate. Also see ě, below.
as in the Spanish Almodovar, pulgada, where senate, chaotic. Also see ě, below.
it is nearly like th in English then, glare, care.
“ the German Landtag, and ch in Feuerant, and final a in America, armada,
bach, buch; where it is a guttural etc. In rapid speech this vowel read
sound made with the back part of the ily becomes more or less obscured and
tongue raised toward the soft palate, like the neutral vowel or a short
as in the sound made in clearing the u (ū).
throat. final, regal, where it is of a neutral or as į in the Spanish Jijona, g in the Spanobscure quality.
ish gila; where it is a fricative someall, fall.
what resembling the sound of h in
English hue or y in yet, but stronger. elate, evade.
hw wh in which. end, pet. The characters ē, ū, and à K
ch in the German ich, Albrecht, and g are used for ä in German, as in Gärt
in the German Arensberg, Mecklenner, Gräfe, Hähnel, to the values of
burg; where it is a fricative sound which they are the nearest English
made between the tongue and the vowel sounds. The sound of Swedish
hard palate toward which the tongue ä is also indicated by ě.
is raised. It resembles the sound fern, her, and as į in sir. Also for Ö,
of h in hue, or y in yet; or the sound oe, in German, as in Göthe, Goethe,
made by beginning to pronounce a k, Ortel, Oertel, and for eu and oeu in
but not completing the stoppage of French, as in Neufchâtel, Crèveceur;
the breath. The character K is also to which it is the nearest English
used to indicate the rough aspirates vowel sound.
or fricatives of some of the Oriental agency, judgment, where it is of a neu
languages, as of kh in the word Khan. tral or obscure quality.
as in sinker, longer. “ ice, quiet.
sing, long quiescent.
" the French bon, Bourbon, and in in the ill, fit.
French Etampes; where it is equivaold, sober.
lent to a nasalizing of the preceding " obey, sobriety.
vowel. This effect is approximately “
produced by attempting to pronounce orb, nor.
conion' without touching the tip of odd, forest, not.
the tongue to the roof of the mouth. atom, carol, where it has a neutral or obscure quality.
The corresponding nasal of Portuoil, boil, and for eu in German, as in
guese is also indicated by n, as in the
case of São Antão. Feuerbach.
shine, shut. food, fool, and as u in rude, rule.
th " thrust, thin.
An apostrophe ['] is sometimes used to denote cut, but.
a glide or neutral connecting vowel, as in tā'b'l full, put, or as oo in foot, book. Also (table), kăz'm (chasm).
for ü in German, as in München, Otherwise than as noted above, the letters used
When the pronunciation is sufficiently shown
by indicating the accented syllables, this is done yet, yield.
without respelling; as in the case of very common " the Spanish Habana, Cordoba, where it English words, and words which are so spelled as
is like a v made with the lips alone, to insure their correct pronunciation if they are
instead of with the teeth and lips. correctly accented. See the article on PRONUN“ chair, cheese.