1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading eBook

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  41. What is Pronunciation?
  The distinct utterance of the sounds of a word.

  42. What are the significant parts of a word?
  Root, prefix, and suffix.

  43. How are words divided as to variety?
  Italic, Roman, Old English, etc.

  44. Name some compound word in which both parts retain their own
          accent.

  Writ’ing-mas’ter.

  45. Name some word in which one part loses its accent.
  Gentle-manly.

  46. Can all the vowels form syllables themselves?
  All except W.

  47. When has R a rough sound?
  When it begins a word.

  48. How are words distinguished?
  By their forms and uses.

  49. Why do Consonants ever unite?
  To form complex sounds:  as rr in Burr.

  50. From what language are most words derived that end in less?
  Anglo-Saxon.

  51. Is Z the last letter of all alphabets?
  All except the Greek, and Hebrew.

  52. What is its place in the Greek alphabet?
  Sixth.

  53. What is its place in the Hebrew?
  Seventh.

  54. What letter is the sonorous counterpart of S?
  The letter Z.—­Cyclopedia.

  55. What is spelling of Z in England?
  Zed, and also Izzard.

  56. What language has two letters representing the sound of Z?
  The Russian.

  57. When was the letter W first used?
  About the end of the Seventh Century.

  58. What changes the sound of a vowel from long to short?
  The absence of the accent.

  59. In what situation is gh always silent?
  After i in the same syllable.

  60. How many words of two syllables are changed from nouns to
          verbs by accent?

  About eighty.

  61. What word contains a consonant Tetragraph?
  Phthisic.

  62. What is Philology?
  The science of language.

  63. When is ue final, silent?
  After g and q; as fatigue and oblique.

  64. What are the elements of spoken language?
  Vocal and articulate sounds.

  65. What are Hybrid words?
  Mongrel compounds.

  66. What is Terminology?
  A treatise on technicalities.

READING AND ELOCUTION.

  1. What is Reading?
  Silent perusal or distinct utterance of thought and feeling, as
          seen expressed in written language.

  2. How many kinds of Reading are there?
  Two.

  3. What are they?
  Silent and Audible.

  4. What is Silent Reading?
  The perusal of Language without utterance.

  5. What is Audible Reading?
  The utterance of thought and feeling, as seen expressed in written
          Language.

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