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= CO CO

= cort yer

cocoa

not co co a
conduit
= con dit

not con du it
cordial = cor jal or cord yal not cor di al
courtier

not cor ti er
evening = ev ning

not ev en ing
facial
fa shal

not fa ci al
genius - gen yus

not ge ni us gorgeous

not gor ge us
javelin

not jav e lin
mischievous
mis chi vus

not mis che vi us
nuptial

nup
shal

not nup ti al
tremendous = tre men dus not tre men du ous
stupendous = stu pen dus not stu pen du ous

gor jus = jav lin

4. Such words as "aged," "learned," " beloved," give much trouble in regard to syllabication. The following principles will make clear their correct use :

a. Words of this class, when used as adjective modifiers, are pronounced with two syllables, thus :

He was an ag ed, trembling man. b. When used as participles they are pronounced with one syllable, thus:

He had ag'd considerably. c. When used in compounds they are usually pronounced with one syllable, thus :

He was a well-beloved man.

d. When used in poetry the two-syllable form is commonly employed for the sake of meter.

learn ed belov ed

leg ged bless ed

peak ed curs ed

wing ed

ag ed

PRACTICAL EXERCISES FOR GAINING PROFICIENCY

IN PRONUNCIATION

EXERCISE I. Let the student pronounce the words in the following lists so far as he is positive of the pronunciation. For all words of which he is not absolutely certain let him consult the dictionary.

Pronounce with attention to vowel sounds :

acquiesce
aërial
again
alma mater
always
amen
amenable
angel
apex
apparatus
apparent
aqueous
archive
audacious
avaunt
bade
bayou
bestial
betroth
biography
bravado
bromide
brooch
candelabra
chough
civilization

cleanly
clematis
clique
coffee
comely
contrite
courier
courtesy
courtier
covert
craunch
creek
crupper
culinary
dahlia
dais
daunt
demur
dénouement
depot
deprivation
desperado
diploma
diplomatic
docile
dog

domicile
doth
drama
emendation
employee
enigmatic
envelope
envoy
epoch
equable
equine
estimate
falcon
fiancée
fief
finance
fiord
forge
fortress
frontier
gala
gape
garish
garrulous
gaunt
genealogy

glacier
gone
granary
gratis
harem
haunch
heinous
hilarious
hydrangea
hypocrisy
imbecile
implacable
infantile
interstice
inveigle
irate
jocund
jowl
jury
juvenile
Koran
lava
legate
legend
leisure
leonine

only onyx pageant paraffin parent pathos patron pianist piquant placable placard plaid plait

cupboard demagogy depths derisive desultory diphtheria diphthong disaster disdain draught drought equation exhort exit February flaccid flageolet forehead geyser

lever libertine lilac livelong mall manor maritime mercantile nervine

precocity predatory predecessor prelude probity process produce profile program progress project protestation rabbi

rapine reptile respite rout senile servile terrible tiara trio

none

nothing
oblique

vase
visor
water
wound

onerous

Pronounce with attention to consonant sounds :

gibberish
gibbet
gooseberry
handkerchief
height
hesitate
hiccough
homage

humor

architect
arctic
associate
blackguard
buffet
candidate
cañon
chiropodist
clangor
clothes
cognac
cognizance
column
comptroller
concerto
conscientious
corps
credulity
crescendo

improvisation
incognito
isthmus
jasmine
kiln
lambrequin
lichen
licorice
liturgic
loath

luxury
mistletoe
oath
orchid
poignant
poniard
pronunciation
renunciation
rhythm
solder
subpoena
thence
thither
thyme
wharf
whig
with
withe
wreath

Pronounce with attention to correct accent :

abject acclimate address adult adverse alias ally aspirant automobile · brigand caloric chastisement clematis cocaine cognomen combatant commandant compeer confidant

confine
confiscate
conjure
construe
conversant
defect
depot
desert
despicable
divert
domain

opponent
ordeal
overt
police
precedence
pretense
pretext
purport
recall

grimace
harass
herculean
hospitable
impious
impotent
indissoluble
inexorable
inquiry
interesting
irreparable
irrevocable
lamentable
maintain
maintenance
menu
mirage
museum
occult

recess

eczema

research
respite
robust

romance

entire equipage explicable exquisite formidable gasoline gondola

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Pronounce with attention to syllabication : accurate curriculum film

inertia annihilate daguerreotype finale

insidious bivouac décolleté folio

javelin casualty defalcate formerly laudanum christen desuetude fuchsia

lenient Christianity dexterous

gaseous lien cocaine diamond glacial

lineament conduit dyspepsia

guardian

magnesia cordiality elm

heaven

magnolia courteous evening helm

miniature covetous every

hieroglyphic multiplication cuneiform extraordinary idea

nausea

neuralgia nihilist nuptial often porcelain prescience

presentiment
presumptuous
pueblo
racial
ratio
really

recognize remediable restaurant several statistics subtle

tedious
temperament
terror
toward
venial
winged

EXERCISE II. Pronounce the following words, which are often confused :

access

cease

assess

excess

accent broach council either leaven poplar assent brooch counsel ether eleven popular accept cashmere

consul
envelop loath

quote except cassimere courtesy envelope loathe coat

curtsy

errand milk rending seize

dais

errant milch rendering dies

solder century

falcon modest

dice adapt

soldier sentry

falchion modiste adept decade

sooth christen adopt decayed formally moral

soothe Christian

formerly morale affect decease

statue disease genteel nap

stature clamber

desert
gentile nape

statute aria complement dessert hospital perquisite track

compliment dissert hospitable prerequisite tract bran conserve divers incline

pillar

wander brand

converse diverse encline pillow wonder

effect clamor

area

era

EXERCISE III. Pronounce the following words, many of which are difficult because of their foreign derivation: accouter ad infinitum æsthetic

alias acoustics adobe

aigrette allegro adagio aërate

à la carte alma mater

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