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a'rti Wherea's, in the E'ng-lish; all these ru'les are so

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fre'qûently vi'olated, or ra'ther, indeed', so to'tally disre

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pro'perly, reqùi'res the labor of man'y years. Such',

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indeed' is the state of où'r writ'ten laʼng-llage, that the

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the a'rt of man' has' hith'erto invented, were not bet'ter

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them, from all who had not the ke'y, than the state of

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oû'r spel'ling i's, to conceal the tru'e pronuncia'tion of

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oûr word's from all', excep't a few well' ed’ucated na'. tives."

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In oʻrder to remo've an evil, we must remo've it's

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cause and apply it's rem'edy , which can'not be effect'.

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ed by fals'e orthogʻraphy, falf'e ac'cent, or unna'tural fou'nds.

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Oa'r gramma’rians and l'exico'graphers seem' fa'tally 4 1 attached to the ep'ithets long' and fort', which have beeri

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given to oûr vowels, with evident impropri'ety.

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Hence, the vowels a, es e, i, o, u, which' theģ' call'soort;

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3 3 2 3 2 3 are never accent'ed; and the vowels a, a, e, i, i, 0, 0,ů, un

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which they call long, a're a'lways accented ; withoût

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an'y regard to the quan'tity of their fyllables. Let án'y

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and, baʼrring a fêw' excep'tions, he must observe the

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gla'ring absu'rdity of accent'ing the voû'el of a short fyl's

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lable ; as well as that of accent'ing the con'fonant of a long' fyl’lable. a

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He're follow a few of the short'est fyl'lables in E'ng. lish, which', with thoû'sands such', a're vo'cally accented

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in Sher'idan, viz. ac'e, baf'e or bass', cafe, dat'e, lat'e,

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read', feet', feek', sècd', feen', ic'e, vic'e, book', goof'e, loof'e, ule, so and, he're fol'low a few long' [yl'lables, which',

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the consonant, viz. a'lb, a'lbion, a'mber, ba'nd, a'ng-ûish,

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el-bow, e'lder, e'lm, e'mb-ers, e'nd, E'ng-lish, e'lves, te'rm, pérb, verb, férve, buľid, gild, filbert

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, hinder, Chỉ nge, bond, fond, conge, cong-er, wonder, flve, þulb, mylberry, bulge, hu'mble, bu'ndle, u’nder, cu'm,

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N. B. The fil'ente final leng'thens not’ it's fyllable,

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We should not al'ter the na'tural soû'nd of an'y char's

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acter withoût necessity: for in'stance, the d', in wa'nder,

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fhould not be foû'nded o ; nor the o in wont like u; nor

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the e in gra’ndêur like J; nor the ch in machin'e, mach'

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inate like k : we bor’row the two' laft' from the Fren'ch,

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and not from the Greek, We may reve're grea't and good' men', withoût' adopt’ing their inadvert'encies. We should stric'tly observe oûr sta’ndard laws, and,

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coʻrdîally, embrace the no’ble gen'ius of our la'ng-ûage.

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eîgn word's, by' sub'stituting oŷ'r a, e, and i, to the ă or

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ā, è or ē, or i, of the La'tin and oth'er foû’thern ļa'ng

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ûages. Let us not be asham’ed of oûr gloʻrious conqûests or acqùisitions. Let us observe etymology, giv'

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ing ev'ery word it's orig'inal soûn'd; unless otherwise

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comma’nded by euph'ony or universal cuf'tom : for, to

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prefe'r tho'se which are the most ea'sy to the o'rgans of

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speech' ; and theʼrefore, the most agreeable to the e'ar.

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' sa'y let us adopt the preced'ing notes, togeth'er

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with the fol'lowing ga’mut and ru'les : Let us giv'e ev'ery

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from short fyl·lables ; and then', the regular’ity, ease and

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beau'ty of E'ng-lish pronunciation will re’nder où'rs the

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most plea'sing and the most universal of all la'ngûages.

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voic'e, in pronuncia'tion, withoût which the ea'r would

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mon'otony. And henc'e it is that, in all pol'ished

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la'ngủages, this article has been' atte’nded to, with great exac'tness. The old Greek's and La'tins did', as the

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Fren'ch still do', disting-ûish all their fyllables in'to

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long' and short ; The former made use of no less than

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three distinc't mark's or characters to point' oût' the

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(can any one think' otherwise ?) that if the prosper

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modes of speak'ing we're to be ca'refully atte'nded to',

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