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A critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the English language : in which not only the meaning of every word is 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 preferable 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 accent and quantity of the English, is thoroughly examined and clearly defined ; and the analogues 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 interspersed with observations, etymological, critical, and grammatical ; to which is annexed A key to the classical pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture proper names, &c. Preview this item
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A critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the English language : in which not only the meaning of every word is 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 preferable 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 accent and quantity of the English, is thoroughly examined and clearly defined ; and the analogues 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 interspersed with observations, etymological, critical, and grammatical ; to which is annexed A key to the classical pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture proper names, &c.

Author: John Walker; Thomas Cole; Collins & Hannay.; B. & J. Collins (Firm)
Publisher: New York : Published by Collins and Hannay ..., 1825.
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Genre/Form: Dictionaries
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Walker, John, 1732-1807.
Critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the English language.
New York : Published by Collins and Hannay ..., 1825
(OCoLC)809512348
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Walker; Thomas Cole; Collins & Hannay.; B. & J. Collins (Firm)
OCLC Number: 4031905
Notes: "Stereotyped by B. and J. Collins, New York."
"A key to the classical pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture proper names" has separate t.p.
Fly leaf and preface signed in ink by previous owner, Thomas Cole.
Description: 70, 609, 103 pages ; 23 cm
Other Titles: Key to the classical pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture proper names.
Responsibility: by John Walker.

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