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Must yield to such inevitable shame,
Chang'd his hand, and check'd his pride.
u, in Muse, and is compounded of the 9th and 3rd vowels. MUSE, use, fuse, bruise; fruit, suit, mute; blue, flue, glue, sue, true, new; supine, supinely, supineness, supreme, supremacy, supremely; super, superadded, supersede, superabundance, supercargo, superannuate, supercilious, superexcellent, superfices, superfine, superfluous, superintendent, superior, superiorly, superlative, supernatural, supernumerary, superscription, supervention, superstitious; salute, dilute, pollute, volute, absolute, resolute, irresolute, dissolute, (ue in) ague, argue, value, overvalue, undervalue ; avenue, revenue, detinue, retinue, continue, discontinue, (duce in) traduce, abduce, educe, deduce, reduce, seduce, induce, superinduce, conduce, reproduce, introduce, (uble in) soluble, voluble, insoluble, indissoluble, dissoluble ; (lude in) preclude, seclude, include, exclude, conclude, interlude, interclude.
Lessons on the Second combined Vowel Sound.
Sing heavenly muse!
EXERCISES ON THE HALF VOWEL SOUNDS.
There are Nine Half Vowel Sounds. The First Half Vowel Sound is marked by
Terminational l, still, Initial L, list, love, lovely. MILL, still, fill, hill, will ; milling, millwright, milliner, millstone; stilly, stillness ; filling, filled fillip; willing, willingly; windmill
, standstill, fulfiil, fulfilling, fulfilled, (ile s 1 in) fub’ile, nub’ile, fac'ile, doc'ile, ag'ile, juven'ile, febr'ile, pur'ile, vir'ile, tens'ile, miss'ile; (stle s sl in) castle, forecas’tle, nes'tle, wrestle, this'tle, whis'tle, epis'tle, bris'tle, gris'tle, jos'tle, apos’tle, thros'tle, bus'tle, just'le, rust'tle; (cial, and tial in) special, judicial, beneficial, superficial ; initial, substantial, credential, prudential, circumstantial.
Lessons on the First Half Vowel Sound.
-Let not nature's hand
And finds too late that men betray,
What art can wash her guilt away!
Terminational r, spur, Initial R, reputation. SLUR, fur, cur; concur, demur, demurring, demurrer; circumstance, circumstantial, circumambient, circumambulate, circumcise, eircumcision, cir. cumduct, circumference, circumventor, circumflex, circumfluent, circumfluous, circumfuse. Rage, revenge, raging, raged, revenging, revengeful; restore, retract, respect, request, recur, recourse, restoring, restorative, restoration, retracting, respecting, recurring, recurred, recurrence ; recommend, reconcile, recollect,
retrospect; recommending, reconciling, recollecting ; recommended, reconciled, recommendation, reconciliation, recollection, retrospection, retrospective.
Lessons on the Second Half Vowel Sound.
Truly; shepherd, in respect, of itself, it is a good life; but in respect that it is a shepherd's life, it is nought. In respect that it is solitary, I like it very well: but in respect that it is private, it is a very vile life. Now, in respect it is in the fields, it pleaseth me well; but in respect it is not in the court, it is tedious. As it is a spare life, look you, it fits my humour well; but as there is no more plenty in it, it goes much against my stomach.
Reputation, Reputation, Reputation! Oh, I have lost my Reputation ! I have lost the immortal part Sir, of myself, and what remains is bestial. My Reputation, Iago, my Reputation ! N.B.—The vibratory sound of the R is formed by elevating the tongue to the roof
of the mouth near the teeth. The forcible pronunciation of it in certain cases is a great beauty ; but it should not be too strongly so in the middle or at the end of words, a defect in Irish pronunciation in words where it precedes m and n; as in farm, charm, form, &c. The defect of not vibrating the R, removed by pro- nouncing such words as have the d connected with them, as tread, dread, dray, &c. The Third Half Vowel Sound is marked by
m, in drum, STRUM, mum, rum, gum, strumming, mumming, rummer, rummage, rummaging, rummaged; harm, farm, charm, alarm, disarm, warm, swarm, sperm, term, misterm, firm, affirm, infirm, confirm, form, deform, reform, conform, inform, cubiform, transform, platform. Murder, murderer, murdering,
murdered; mischief, malice, monster, malignant, mischievous, malicious, monstrous, monstrosity; mirth, mirthfnl ; music, musical, musician ; melody, melodiously; misery, melancholy, miserable, melancholic; misanthropical.
Lessons on the Third Half Vowel Sound.
a drum, a drum!
And my large kingdom for a little grave. O, for the love of laughter, hinder not the honor of his design, let him fetch off his drum in any hand.
Monsieur ? this drum sticks sorely in
a mother's care;
say, I am thy mother ?
Ring the alarm bell, murder! treason !
SIN, win, fin, pin, gin, thin; sinner, sinful, sinning; spin, spinster, spindle ; begin, beginner, beginning; continue, contingent, contingency, continuation, continued, continual ; pain, grain, slain; (as an initial in) nothing, nature, naturally, natural, name, naming, nameless, name, namesake; nothingless; new, newly, newness, novel, novelty, nevertheless.
n is nasal in the terminational sound ing; as an initial it is more semi-vocal, see next lesson.
Lessons on the Fourth Half Voicel. Sound.
If this be nothing
SING, bring, sling, wing, king; singing, bringing, slinging; singer, slinger; kingly, kingdom, kingston; walking, running, creeping, going, fetching, carrying, crying, weeping, laughing, quaffing, sporting, courting, riding chiding, abiding, gliding, taking, waking, shaking, making, baking, forsaking, overtaking ; speaking, seeking, creaking, loving, hating, eating, drinking, thinking, slinking, winking, clinging, flinging, ringing, springing, stinging, winging, swinging.
Lessons on the Fifth Half Vowel Sounds.
had known the virtue of the ring,
your own honor to contain the ring,
King, did I call thee? no, thou art no king,
The Sixth Half Vowel Sound is marked by
th, the, these. Thou, this, thus, that, them, they, thence, thenceforth, thenceforward, there, thereabout, thereby, thither, thitherward ; though, they, thyself, thine, thee, themselves, therefore, thine.
Lessons on the Sixth Half Vowel Sounds.