Spelling – Teaching Spelling – Spelling Word Lists
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Lesson 174. Words in which the letter A is often mispronounced. Some of the words in
this and succeeding lessons have two pronunciations, but in all cases the
preferable one is given. hearth mam ma’ an’cient fra’ter nize
grass a slant’ la’va com man dant’
slant pa pa’ saun’ter ti a’ra
gape a las’ pal’frey al ter’nate
gaunt al’mond rap’ine af fla’tus
far scath’less dra’ma hi a’tus
swathe pag’eant la’ma ba na’na
lance stal’wart da’ta sul ta’na
calm aft’er ma’gi man da’mus
laugh par’ent pa’thos oc ta’vo
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SYNTHETIC AND DICTATION EXERCISES.
A’bel, a man’s name. de scend’ent, falling.
a’ble, powerful. cough’er, one who coughs.
al’ley, a narrow passage. coffer, a chest.
al ly’, one who assists. can’died, covered with sugar.
al lu’sion, a reference. can’did, honest; truthful.
il lu’sion, mockery. cent’u ry, 100 years.
de scend’ant, offspring. sen’try, a guard.
The able man’s name was Abel. A narrow alley. France was an ally of
England in the Crimean war. He made an allusion to the illusion that
possessed him. His descendant was descendent from the same line. The
cougher sat on the coffer. The candid youth ate the candied cakes. The
sentry wore a costume of the last century.
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Affixes – Prefixes
Fore adds its own meaning to the word; as foretaste, to taste before; pre is from the Latin prae, before; ante (Latin), before. Anti (Greek), means against or opposite.
fore’sight fore tell’er fore bod’ing ly
fore’most fore knowl’edge fore de ter’mine
fore know’ fore’cas tle pre med’i tate
pre fix’ pre cau’tion pre oc’cu py
pre judge’ pre ced’ing pre-em’i nent
pre serve’ pre des’tine an te pas’chal
pre sage’ an’te past an te mun’dane
pre text’ an’te date an te nup’tial
fore warn’ an’ti pode an ti cli’max
fore’front an’ti dote an ti feb’rile
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Dom signifies the office of or state of being; hood, the state of being;
ish, somewhat, like; and ism, the condition or doctrines of.
king’dom chris’ten dom hea’then dom
child’hood maid’en hood live’li hood
knav’ish yel’low ish a’gu ish
Bud’dhism Meth’od ism Mor’mon ism
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If you can pronounce correctly every word in this poem, you will be speaking English better than 90% of the native English speakers in the world. After trying the verses, a Frenchman said he’d prefer six months of hard labour to reading six lines aloud.
Dearest creature in creation,
Study English pronunciation.
I will teach you in my verse
Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse.
I will keep you, Suzy, busy,
Make your head with heat grow dizzy.
Tear in eye, your dress will tear.
So shall I! Oh hear my prayer.
Just compare heart, beard, and heard,
Dies and diet, lord and word,
Sword and sward, retain and Britain.
(Mind the latter, how it’s written.)
Now I surely will not plague you
With such words as plaque and ague.
But be careful how you speak:
Say break and steak, but bleak and streak;
Cloven, oven, how and low,
Script, receipt, show, poem, and toe.
Hear me say, devoid of trickery,
Daughter, laughter, and Terpsichore,
Typhoid, measles, topsails, aisles,
Exiles, similes, and reviles;
Scholar, vicar, and cigar,
Solar, mica, war and far;
One, anemone, Balmoral,
Kitchen, lichen, laundry, laurel;
Gertrude, German, wind and mind,
Scene, Melpomene, mankind.
Billet does not rhyme with ballet,
Bouquet, wallet, mallet, chalet.
Blood and flood are not like food,
Nor is mould like should and would.
Viscous, viscount, load and broad,
Toward, to forward, to reward.
And your pronunciation’s OK
When you correctly say croquet,
Rounded, wounded, grieve and sieve,
Friend and fiend, alive and live.
Ivy, privy, famous; clamour
And enamour rhyme with hammer.
River, rival, tomb, bomb, comb,
Doll and roll and some and home.
Stranger does not rhyme with anger,
Neither does devour with clangour.
Souls but foul, haunt but aunt,
Font, front, wont, want, grand, and grant,
Shoes, goes, does. Now first say finger,
And then singer, ginger, linger,
Real, zeal, mauve, gauze, gouge and gauge,
Marriage, foliage, mirage, and age.
Query does not rhyme with very,
Nor does fury sound like bury.
Dost, lost, post and doth, cloth, loth.
Job, nob, bosom, transom, oath.
Though the differences seem little,
We say actual but victual.
Refer does not rhyme with deafer.
Foeffer does, and zephyr, heifer.
Mint, pint, senate and sedate;
Dull, bull, and George ate late.
Scenic, Arabic, Pacific,
Science, conscience, scientific.
Liberty, library, heave and heaven,
Rachel, ache, moustache, eleven.
We say hallowed, but allowed,
People, leopard, towed, but vowed.
Mark the differences, moreover,
Between mover, cover, clover;
Leeches, breeches, wise, precise,
Chalice, but police and lice;
Camel, constable, unstable,
Principle, disciple, label.
Petal, panel, and canal,
Wait, surprise, plait, promise, pal.
Worm and storm, chaise, chaos, chair,
Senator, spectator, mayor.
Tour, but our and succour, four.
Gas, alas, and Arkansas.
Sea, idea, Korea, area,
Psalm, Maria, but malaria.
Youth, south, southern, cleanse and clean.
Doctrine, turpentine, marine.
Compare alien with Italian,
Dandelion and battalion.
Sally with ally, yea, ye,
Eye, I, ay, aye, whey, and key.
Say aver, but ever, fever,
Neither, leisure, skein, deceiver.
Heron, granary, canary.
Crevice and device and aerie.
Face, but preface, not efface.
Phlegm, phlegmatic, ass, glass, bass.
Large, but target, gin, give, verging,
Ought, out, joust and scour, scourging.
Ear, but earn and wear and tear
Do not rhyme with here but ere.
Seven is right, but so is even,
Hyphen, roughen, nephew Stephen,
Monkey, donkey, Turk and jerk,
Ask, grasp, wasp, and cork and work.
Pronunciation (think of Psyche!)
Is a paling stout and spikey?
Won’t it make you lose your wits,
Writing groats and saying grits?
It’s a dark abyss or tunnel:
Strewn with stones, stowed, solace, gunwale,
Islington and Isle of Wight,
Housewife, verdict and indict.
Finally, which rhymes with enough,
Though, through, plough, or dough, or cough?
Hiccough has the sound of cup.
My advice is to give up!!!
English Pronunciation by G. Nolst Trenité