Analytic Orthography: An Investigation of the Sounds of the Voice and Their Alphabetic Notation, Including the Mechanism of Speech and Its Bearing Upon Etymology

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J.B. Lippincott, 1860 - 148 pages
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Page 20 - That sounds within a determined degree of likeness be represented by signs within a determined degree of likeness ; whilst sounds beyond a certain degree of likeness be represented by distinct and different signs, and that uniformly.
Page 105 - is pronounced by turning and applying the tip of the tongue far back against the palate, which producing a hollow sound as if proceeding from the head, is distinguished by the term mürdhanya cerebral".
Page 104 - With respect to the former, the breadth of the tongue either touches or approaches the whole anterior space of the hard palate as far as the teeth, its tip being rather turned below.
Page 23 - ... and typophonographic adaptations of the system; with specimens of the Lord's prayer in one hundred languages; to which is prefixed a general introduction, elucidating the origin and progress of language, writing, stenography, phonography, &c., &c.
Page 120 - ... followed the pronunciation there given, it must be considered an independent and extremely minute account of his own pronunciation. He has himself kindly revised the proof of its present transcription into palaeotype. He says, in several passages of his chap, xvi., here for convenience thrown together: " Orthoepists blind themselves to the genius and tendencies of the language, and represent a jargon which no one uses but the child learning to read from divided syllables, who turns ' li-on '...
Page 116 - Greek spiritus lenis. By closing the throat and then opening it to pronounce a vowel, we produce the slight explosive sound which in the Eastern languages is marked separately, but not in the European, except in the Greek. We perceive it distinctly between two vowels which following each other are pronounced separately, as...
Page 93 - If we compare fool with a word like fuel, rule (avoiding the Belgian diphthong ievi), we detect in it (fyoo'l, rule), a closer sound, which when long is confused with U, as in fool, rule, meaning by the latter neither ryule nor riwl, but rool, with a narrow aperture. This closer u is often preceded by y and r, as in due, dew, stew, ruin, rude, where it is rather medial than long.
Page 7 - Our reuels now are ended : These our actors, (As I foretold you) were all Spirits, and Are melted into Ayre, into thin Ayre, And like the baselesse fabricke of this vision The Clowd-capt Towres, the gorgeous Pallaces, The solemne Temples, the great Globe it selfe, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolue, And like this insubstantiall Pageant faded Leave not a racke behinde...
Page 100 - Now (v) with faint dental contact is scarcely separable from (bh) without any dental contact. Hence the misty borderland between these two sounds. " There is no certainty in the accounts we have of English v and German w occurring in exotic languages, for when either is mentioned we have no proof that the observer knew the difference.
Page x - The last requisition has, in a few cases, resulted in a double notation, one of which represents the author's preference in a new form of type, the other being a form in use, but not approved. The investigation was made from a natural history point of view, and the results are here presented. A Report is yet to be made to the American Association for the Advancement of Science on the Subject of an Alphabetic Notation for exotic Languages. Suggestions and criticisms are solicited...

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