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Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 157 pages of information about De La Salle Fifth Reader.

For additional suggestions as to the best means of teaching Reading and Language, teachers are referred to Chapters II and IV, Part IV, of “Elements of Practical Pedagogy,” by the Christian Brothers, and published by the La Salle Bureau of Supplies, 50 Second Street, New York.

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GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION

NOTE.—­This Guide is given to aid the pupil in the use of the dictionary, and will be found to cover all ordinary cases.  In the diacritical marking, as in accentuation and syllabication, Webster’s International Dictionary has been taken as authority.

VOWELS

(Transcriber’s Note:  Equivalent sound shown within round brackets.)

[=a] as in gate—­g[=a]te

[^a] as in care—­c[^a]re

[)a] as in cat—­c[)a]t

[.a] as in ask—­[.a]sk

[a.] ([)o]) as in what—­wh[a.]t

[:a] as in car—­c[:a]r

[a:] as in all—­[a:]ll

ai ([^a]) as in air—­[^a]ir

ai ([=a]) as in aim—­[=a]im

au ([:a]) as in aunt—­[:a]unt

[=e] as in eve—­[=e]ve

[)e] as in end—­[)e]nd

[e] as in her—­h[e]r

[^e] as in there—­th[^e]re

[e=] ([=a]) as in they—­th[e=]y

ea ([=e]) as in ear—­[=e]ar

ei ([=e]) as in receive—­rec[=e]ive

[=i] as in ice—­[=i]ce

[)i] as in pin—­p[)i]n

[i] ([e]) as in bird—­b[i]rd

[:i] ([=e]) as in police—­pol[:i]ce

i[e=] ([=e]) as in chief—­chi[=e]f

[=o] as in old—­[=o]ld

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