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Lord] Care must be taken to sound the o and r distinctly and fully in this word, to prevent it from being changed into such sounds as the following, which are occasionally heard : Lard, Lurd, Lod, Lode, Lorud, Lud, Laud]


Many, menny
Manifold, man-e-fold
Master, (a as in far)?
Marry, ('a as in mat)
Mediator, me-de-á-tur 3 (a)

Medicine, med-e-sin
Merchant, not marchant
Mine, not min
Miracle, (i as in pin)
Mountain, moun-tin

Many] General custom favours this pronunciation, which has probably always been the sound of the word, derived from the Saxon word moniy. Amongst old writers it was often written menie or meyny.]

Manifold] Etymology would require this word to be pronounced mennyfold, but custom decides otherwise. A similar deviation prevails in the preposition toʻ-wards, in which o has its regular sound, though the primitive word to is sounded like the adverb too.]

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Paradise, (a as in mat)
Pardon, par-dn 17
Pardonable, par-dn-a-bl 17
Pardoning, par-dn-ing
Pa’-rent, not par-ent
Parliament, par-le-ment
Path (a as in far; th as in

Paths, pathz (th as in this)
Pa-tri-arch 2 (b)
Perform (o as in not)
Peril, pěr-il, not pur-il
Perhaps, (h to be sounded)
Person, per-sn. 17
Persuasion, per-sua-zhun 6(e)
Persuasive, (s sharp *)
Pitied, pit-id
Pour, pore
Pomegranate, püm-gran-nat

Pre-side, (s not x)
President, prez-ze-dent 2
Prison, priz-zn 17
Prisoner, priz-zn-ur 17
Process, pros'-ess
Prophecy, s. prof'-fe-se
Prophesy, v. prof.fe-si
Propitiation, pro-pish-e-á-

sħun 6 (a) Proving, prooving Psalm, sam ( a as in far) Psalmist, sal-mist, (a as in - far)

Psalmody, sal-mo-de (a as in
- far)
Půn-ish, not poo-nish
Pủnishment, not poo-nish-

ment :
Pursue, pur-, 6 (1)
Push, poosh
Put, (u as in bull)

* Sin the adjective termination sive, is always sharp and hissing,

Quality, (a like o in not)
Qualify, (ditto)

Quantity, (a like o in not) 5


Raisin, ra-zn (Walker, re-zn) Reason, re-zn, not re-sun" Rather (a as in fat) not Reasonable, re-zn-a-62 17 ruther

Revolt, (o as in bolt) Ravening, răo-vn-ing Rule, rool, not re-ule 9

Sàbbath-day, (only one ac Seethe, (th as in this) cent)

Selves, not sulves Sắc-ra-ment ?

Sepulchre, sep-ul-kur, ( u as Sắc-ra-ment-alo

in tub) Sacrifice, s. săk-kre-fize? Sew, son Says, sez

Shall, neither shull nor shawl Scarceness, (a as in fate) Shalt, not shult Schism, săzm

Shew, show
Scourge, skurje (u as in tub) Shone, shon 4
Season, se-zn 17

Should, (1 silent)
Second, sek-kund, not sek-knd Shouldest, (l and e silent)

Sàbbath-day] When two substantives are compounded, one accent is commonly used instead of two. “Thus, we should say, the war minister, if there were no other ministers of state beside that one; but as there are others, we say the wàr-minister, with a reference to the others.” SMART. On the same principle, only one accent is given to Sàbbath-day, màn-servant, màid-servant, judgment-seat, &c.

Sacrifice] To pronounce the substantive, as some speakers do, rhyming with vice (in order to distinguish it from the verb,) is to adopt a pronunciation in direct defiance of analogy. The syllable ice, unaccented at the end of a word, is always sounded iss with the s sharp; as in prejudice, office, chalice, pumice, Venice, licorice, notice, service, &c. Cockatrice is scarcely an exception.]

Söd-er Soften, sof-fn Sojourn, -jurn (u as in tub) Sojourner, -jurn-ur Solace, sol-las Sov'ereign, suv'-ur-in Spirit, not sper-it, nor spur-it Staves, pl. of staff, rhymes

with calves

Starry, (a as in far)
Subject', verb
Subjec'-ted, part. adj.
Subtilty, sut-tl-ty
Such, not setch 9
Suit, not shute 6 ()
Sworn, (o as in no; w sound-

ed) Synagogue, sin-a-gog

Staves] This pronunciation, which analogy justifies, is adopted by some who are generally considered very correct speakers. Walker makes it rhyme with caves.]

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Venison] Walker advises that this word should be a trisyllable in reading the language of Scripture ; but general custom is against him. If his suggestion were adopted, a similar principle ought to be extended to victuals, and business.]


Walk, wauk
Wast, wóst
Weapon, wěp-pun 17
Were, věr, not ware
Whereof, hware. of (o as in

Wherefore, hwaré-fore
Whereunto, hware-un-toó .
Who, hoo 21
Whom, hoom 21
Whose, hooze, 21
Whole, hole 21
Wholly, hole-e 21
Wicked, wik-id
Wickedness, wik-id-ness

With, (th as in this)
Womb, woom
Women, wăm-min
Wonder, wŭnder 5
Wont, woant, or wunt ; not

Worship, vůrship 5
Would, wood
Wouldest, (l and e silent)
Wound, woond
Wrap, not wrop
Wrath, ranth
Wrestle (t silent)
Wroth, roth, (o as in not)

Weapon] Wep-pn, according to Walker.
Wrath] Roth (o as in not) according to Walker.


Yellow, yel-lo

Your's, (s as 2) Yönder, not yander, yender, Youths, (th as in thin)

nor yunder

Zealot, zel-ut

Zealous, zěl-us

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