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Anglo-Saxon Grammar and Exercise Book

with Inflections, Syntax, Selections for Reading, and Glossary

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Published: 1896
Language: English
Wordcount: 53,645 / 224 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 76
LoC Category: P
Downloads: 8,454
Added to site: 2010.02.15
mnybks.net#: 26667
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genre: Language
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ounded):[1] #bry:d#, bride.

The diphthongs, long and short, have the stress upon the first vowel. The second vowel is obscured, and represents approximately the sound of er in sooner, faster (= soon-uh, fast-uh). The long diphthongs (æ: is not a diphthong proper) are êo, îe, and êa. The sound of êo is approximately reproduced in mayor (= mâ-uh); that of îe in the dissyllabic pronunciation of fear (= fê-uh). But êa = æ:-uh. This diphthong is hardly to be distinguished from ea in pear, bear, etc., as pronounced in the southern section of the United States (= bæ-uh, pæ-uh).

7. The short sounds are nothing more than the long vowels and diphthongs shortened; but the student must at once rid himself of the idea that Modern English red, for example, is the short

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