1001 Questions and Answers on Orthography and Reading eBook

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  56. Why are they so named?
  Because they are not necessary for the completion of the Alphabet.

  57. By what letters are the sounds of C represented?
  K and S.

  58. What letters represent the sound of Q?
  Kw.

  59. What letters represent the sound X?
  Ks.

  60. What letters of themselves form words?
  A, I, and O.

  61. Spell all of the Consonants.
  Bee, Cee, Dee, Eff, Gee, Aitch, Jay, Kay, Ell, Em, En, Pee,
          Kw, Ar, Ess, Tee, Vee, Double-u, Ex, Wy, and Zee.—­Goold
          Brown
.

  62. What letters are called the Twins?
  Q and U.

  63. Why so called?
  Because Q is always followed by U in English spelling.

  64. Is there any exception to this rule?
  The word LEECLERCQ is sometimes given as an example, but in
          English it is spelled LEECLERC.

  65. What is meant by style of letters?
  Different type; as, Roman, Script, Italics, etc.

  66. How many forms have letters?
  Two.

  67. What are they?
  Small letters and Capitals.

  68. What are the Natural Divisions of Consonants?
  Subvocals and Aspirates.

  69. What are Subvocals?
  Those Consonants which produce an undertone of voice when their
          sounds are uttered.

  70. Name the Subvocals.
  B, D, G hard; J and G soft; L, M, N, R, V, W, Y, Z, Zh, and Ng.

  71. What are Aspirates?
  Mere whispers made by the organs of speech and breath.

  72. Name the Aspirates.
  C, F, H, K, P, Q, S, T, X, Ch, Sh, and Wh.

  73. What Combination is both Aspirate and Subvocal?
  Th.

  74. What are Cognate letters?
  Those which are produced by the same organs of speech in a similar
          position.

  75. Give an example of a Cognate letter.
  D is a cognate of T.

  76. What are Quiescent letters?
  Those that are silent.

  77. How many uses have Silent letters?
  Five.

  78. What are they?
  To modify vowels; to modify consonants; to determine
          signification; to determine origin; and to distinguish
          words of like signification.

  79. What are Explodents?
  Those letters whose sound cannot be prolonged.

  80. Name the Explodents.
  B, D, G, J, P, Q, T, and K.

  81. What are the principle organs of speech?
  Lips, teeth, tongue, and palate.

  82. What is meant by Organical division of the consonants?
  Pertaining to those particular organs used in their pronunciation.

  83. Name the Organical divisions.
  Labials, Dentals, Linguals, and Palatals.

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