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6. Ng, as in Si-ng ; [or n, before g hard or k.] King Gong

Hang Hung Bank Ink ring

bang wrong


rank sink wing prong rang sprung

drank wink Hanging Ringing Lancing Mangling Haranguing twanging winging glancing dangling prolonging swinging bringing dancing wrangling besprinkling

7. B, as in B-a-be. The forcible execution of this, and the two following elements, in a very clear and compact form, is often indispensable to the full effect of vivid emotion.

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11. Z, as in Z-one, [or s flat.]
Maze Has Daisies Disease

dies prizes dissolves

houses dismays



12. Z, as in A-z-ure, (or s, as in measure.] Seizure Measure Vision Composure Derision leisure pleasure crosier disclosure division osier treasure hosier grazier confusion

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III. “ Atonic" Elements. [All “ atonics," from their utter want of vocality, need great force and precision in their articulation.]

* Yay, not "ye.” † Yes, not "yiss." In these and a few other words, the style recommended by Walker, is now obsolete.

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3. C, hard, and K, as in C-a-ke; and Q, as in Q-ueen. Key Cane Queen Creak Deck Cork keel cast quake click mock cask kill

cark quick clank cook quirk

Fade far fall


4. F, as in F-i-fe.
File Off Hoof
fine safe staff
fight life stuff

Fly flee flown

Say sad

5. S, (sharp,) and C, soft, as in C-ea-se
See Sauce Mass Source Ceaseless

sod swiss

gloss toss assistance



Hail hall ha!

Had hat hark

6. H, as in H-e.
Heel Hit
high home
head hot

What when where

Whet whisk whirl

7. Th, as in Th-in. Thank Through Thong Thrust think theme thorn thread thin thirst thought thrill

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IV. Syllabic Combinations.

1. Initial Syllables. The common faults in the enunciation of syllables, consist in a slack, obscure articulation of the single elements of which they are composed, and, in addition, the fault of negligently allowing a vowel sound to intervene between the consonants; thus bălāfor blā. True taste will never allow a slovenly style of articulation, but will always maintain a neat, clear, and exact sound of every element, in whatever combination it

may occur.

Bl, cl, f, gl, pl, si, spl. Blame, bleed, blow, blew, black, bled, bliss, blot, blind, blest.

Claim, clean, clime, close, clew, clap, cleft, clip, clot.
Flame, flee, fly, flow, flew, flat, flock, flit.
Glare, gleam, glide, glow, gloom, glad, glim, gloss.
Place, plea, ply, plow, plat, plot, please.
Slay, sleep, slide, slow, slack, slept, slip, slew.
Br, cr, dr, fr, gr, pr, spr, tr, str,

shr. [The following words need attention to a clear, distinct enunciation of the hard r,-free, however, from prolongation.]

Brave, bread, brink, broke, brisk, brow, brook, brink. Crave, creep, cried, croak, crest, crook, crop, crust. Drain, dream, dry, drove, drag, dread, drip, drop.

Frame, free, fro, fruit, fret, froth, frown, freeze.
Grain, green, grind, groan, grand, grim, ground.
Pray, preach, pry, prone, pride, prove, proud.
Spray, spring, sprung, sprang.
Trace, tree, try, trust, track, tread, trip, true.
Stray, street, strife, strown, struck, stream, stress, strength.
Shrine, shroud, shrub, shriek.

Sm, sn, sp, st.
Small, smite, smoke, smooth, smile, smote.
Snare, sneer, snow, snug.
Space, speed, spike, spoke, spare, sped, spear.
Stay, steer, stile, store, stack, step, stop.

2. Final Syllables.

Ld, If, lk, Im, lp, ls, lt, lve. Bold, hailed, called, held, filled, tolled. Elf, wolf, gulf, sylph. Milk, silk, bulk, hulk. Elm, helm, whelm, film. Help, gulp, Alp, scalp. Falls, tells, files, hills, feels, tools, howls, toils. Fault, melt, bolt, hilt. Elve, delve, helve, shelve, twelve, valve, devolve, revolve.

M'd, ms, nd, ns, nk, nce, nt. Maim'd, claim'd, climb'd, gloom'd. Gleams, streams, climes, stems. And, band, hand, land, lined, moaned. Gains, dens, gleans, vines, groans, screens, wins, suns. Bank, dank, drink, link. Dance, glance, hence, whence, once, since, ounce.

Ant, want, gaunt, haunt, went, joint, point. Rb, rd, rk, rm, rn, rse, rs (rz,) rt, rve, rb'd, rk'd, rm'd,

rnd, rst, rv'd. Barb, orb, herb, curb, barb'd, orb’d, curb’d, disturb’d.

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