Anonymous, Grammar manuscript 1, page 2, pre-1830

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Anonymous, Grammar manuscript 1, page 2, pre-1830

AE has the sound of long e , It is sometimes found in
Latin words. Some authors retain this form; as aenigma
aequator &c.; but others have laid it aside and write
enigma Cesar, Eneas, &c.

The {sound} diphthong ai has exactly the long
slender sound of a; as, in pail, tail &c.; pronounced
pale, tale &c.; except plaid, again, raillery, fountain,
Britain, and a few others

Au is generally sounded like the broad a; as in
taught, caught &c. Sometimes like the short or
open a, as in aunt, flaunt, gauntlet &c. It has the
sound of long o in hautboy; and that of o short
in laurel, laudanum, &c.
Aw has always the sound of broad a; as in bawl, scrall,
crall, Ay like its near relation ai, is pronounced
like the long slender sound of a; as in pay, day
delay. B
B keeps one unvaried sound at the beginning, middle
and end of words; as in baker number rhubarb &c.
In some words it is silent as in thumb,
debtor; subtle, &c. In others besides being silent
it lengthens the syllable; as in climb, comb, tomb,
Has two different sounds, A hard sound
like K before a, o, ai, r, l, t; asin cart, cottage
curious, craft, tract, cloth &c; and when it
ends a syllable; as in victim, flaccid
C is mute in czar, czarina, victuals &c
C, says Dr Johnson according to English orthography
never ends a word;
Ch. is commonly sounded like tch; as in church,
chin, chaff, charter, but in words derived from the
has the sound of k; as




Lindley Murray
Book Title
An English Grammar: Comprehending the Principles and Rules of the Language, illustrated by appropriate exercises and a Key to the Exercises
Date published


pre-1830, as identified by Aidan Meehan
xcm x xcm; in in,
Penmanship Style
File name
Unknown2 18xx-001-001-001

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