SOUNDS OF THE VOWELS, DIPHTHONGS, AND CONSONANTS
33. The sound of oi or oy (unmarked), as heard in oil, oyster.
oint re coil’ spoil en joy’ment
voice re joice’ moist dis joint’ed
troy de stroy’ broil em ploy’ment
poise em ploy’ choice ap point’ment
34. The sound of ow (unmarked), as heard in owl. When the ow is sounded as
in blown, the o is marked long (blown).
howl al low’ crowd flow’er y
gown en dow’ prowl pow’er ful
cowl vow’el scowl em bow’el
down row’el brown en dow’ment
35. The diphthong ou has two leading sounds: that of ow in words derived
from the Anglo-Saxon, as in out; and that of oo in words derived from the
French, as in soup.
sour found’ling fount an nounce’ment
pout ground’less mount un found’ed
soup rou lette’ croup crou’pi er
roup group’ing wound trou’ba dour
36. The consonant C has two regular sounds: as soft c in cede, marked
c; as hard c in cot, where it has the sound of k, and is marked c.
cives ac’id trace De cem’ber
mace sol’ace brace in ces’sant
clot tac’tic curd en act’ment
acts traf’fic cave e lect’or
37. The sound of N as heard in link, is marked thus, n, which is the
same sound as that represented by ng.
lank monk’ey drink con’gru ous
monk con’gress trunk sin’gu lar
sunk lan’guage conch drunk’en ness