1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading eBook

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  10. Where is the Tilde used?
  Over n in Spanish words it indicates that the sound of y
          immediately follows.  It is also used over e in such words
          as her, and over i in sir, etc.

  11. What is the use of the inverted [T]?
  Under s, it gives it the sound of z; under x, it gives the sound
          of gz.

  12. Give some words illustrating the use of the Macron.
  M[=a]te, b[=e]am, f[=i]ne, b[=o]at, t[=u]be, r[=oo]d, [=g]o, and
          pr[e=]y.

  13. Give words showing the use of the Breve.
  M[)a]t, s[)e]t, l[)o]t, t[)u]b, and f[)oo]t.

  14. Illustrate the use of the Dieresis.
  C[:a]r, pol[:i]ce, f[a:]lling, and tr[u:]e.

  15. Give words showing the use of the Semi-Dieresis.
  M[.a]sk, wh[a.]t, m[.o]ney, [.g]in, w[o.]lf, and b[u.]sh.

  16. Illustrate the use of the Caret.
  F[^a]ir, th[^e]re, s[^u]rge, and sometimes over o as in st[^o]rm.

  17. Give words showing the use of the Tilde.
  M[e]rge and ca[n]on.

  18. Illustrate the use of the Cedilla.
  [C,]ell and [c,]haise.

  19. Give some words showing the use of the inverted t.
  Wa[sT] and e[xT]ist.

  20. Are there any other names for the inverted t?
  It has been given different names by different authors.

  21. What are they?
  “The Perpendicular,” “Suspended Macron,” etc.

  22. Is the letter y ever marked by Diacritical Marks?
  It is, sometimes.

  23. What marks are used for y?
  Macron and Breve.

  24. Give examples where y is marked with the Macron.
  Sp[=y], sl[=y], st[=y], etc.

  25. Give example where y is marked with the Breve.
  H[)y]mn.

  26. What mark is used to cancel silent letters?
  Short bar, similar to the Macron.

PREFIXES AND SUFFIXES.

  1. What is the signification of A as a Prefix?
  On, in, at, to, or towards.

  2. Is A as a prefix ever redundant?
  It is.

  3. Give examples.
  Adry and ameliorate.

  4. What does the prefix Ab signify?
  From.

  5. What does Ab signify?
  Away from.

  6. What is the signification of Ante?
  Before.

  7. Name all the prefixes meaning To.
  Ad, ac, af, ag, al, an, ap, ar, and at.

  8. What does Anti signify?
  Against.

  9. What does Bis signify?
  Twice.

  10. What other prefix means the same?
  Dis, from the Greek.

  11. What does Be signify?
  Upon.

  12. What does Circum signify?
  Around, as circumscribe.

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