A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language

A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary and Expositor of the English Language

In Which Not Only the Meaning of Every Word Is Clearly Explained, and the Sound of Every Syllable Distinctly Shown, but Where Words Are Subject to Different Pronunciations, the Authorities of Our Best Pronouncing Dictionaries Are Fully Exhibited, the Reasons for Each Are at Large Displayed, and the Preserable Pronunciation Is Pointed Out. To Which Are Prefixed, Principles of English Pronunciation; in Which The Sounds of Letters, Syllables, and Words, Are Critically Investigated, and Systematically Arranged; the Influence of the Greek and Latin Accent and Quantity on the Account and Quantity of the English, Is Thoroughly Examined and Clearly Defined; and the Analogies of the Language Are So Fully Shown as to Lay the Foundation of A Consistent and Rational Pronunciation. Likewise Rules to Be Observed by the Natives of Scotland, Ireland, and London, for Avoiding Their Respective Peculiarities; and Directions to Foreigners for Acquiring A Knowledge of the Use of This Dictionary. the Whole Interspersfd With Observations, Etymological, Critical, and Grammatical. By John Walker, Author of Elements of Elocution, Rhyming Dictionary, Melody of Speaking Delineated, &c. &c

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Publisher: London : sold by G. G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster-Row; and T. Cadell, junior, and W. Davies, in the Strand, 1797
Edition: The second edition with considerable improvements and large additions
Characteristics: xv,[1],67,[517]p. ; 40


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