SOUNDS OF THE VOWELS, DIPHTHONGS, AND CONSONANTS.
In this lesson, and in the pages immediately following, will be found
forty-three exercises on the various sounds of the English language. Some
of these have been given already, but are repeated here for the more
thorough instruction of the pupil Let the teacher carefully discriminate
between the different sounds of the vowels, and fully drill the scholars
in their correct enunciation.
1. Regular Long Sound of A, marked a.
make la’tent brave a base’ment
safe cham’ber crave a bate’ment
gaze pas’try grave ad ja’cent
saint man’gy shave a wa’ken
2. Regular Short Sound of A, marked a.
span ad’der crack can’di date
trap an’vil gland cal’i co
plat ban’ish slack grat’i tude
sham bran’dy plaid mag’is trate
3. Sound of A before r in such words as air, care, marked a.
dare af fair’ chair trans par’ent
rare de spair’ prayer for bear’ance
flare be ware’ scare par’ent age
glare com pare’ square care’ful ness
4. Sound of the Italian A, as in arm, marked a.
farm ar’bor guard ar’gu ment
harm ar’mor daunt ar’ti choke
barn bar’ber harsh car’di nal
yarn car’go jaunt car’pen ter
5. Sound of A in certain words before ff, ft, ss, st, sk, sp, and in a few
before nce and nt, marked a, as in staff.
mass chance gasp chan’cel lor
class pass’port quaff chan’cer y
vast mas’ter chant craft’i ness
task graft’ed prance ad van’tage
6. Sound of broad A. as in all, marked a.
thrall de bauch’ drawl au’di ence
tall de fault’ pawn laud’a ble
wart de fraud’ sprawl plaus’i ble
awe as sault’ warmth talk’a tive
7. Short Sound of broad A, as in what, marked a.
wan wan’ton squash squal’id ness
wand wan’der squab was’ish ly
squat squan’der squad watch’ful ness
wat’ch wal’low swamp what ev’er