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Rare Rear Roar Reared

horror terror brier regular barrier terrier merrier


Roared Rarely Drier prior truer crier farrier barrier courier

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

Hung Bank Ink ring wrong bang tongue

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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Zone haze buzz

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

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


mock cask kill cark quick clank cook quirk


Fade far fall

Fell fed fen

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



Say sad

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

Ceaseless sit slice

press souse sister sod swiss gloss toss



Hail hall ha !


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


Whet whisk whirl

Thank think thin

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

Hath path lath

Breath moth oath

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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 neg. ligently allowing a vowel sound to intervene between the consonants; thusbålāfor 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,

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, y, 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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