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capt'n sex ton
sext'n sat in
saton Sa tan
Saton mar ten
mart'n mat in
mat'n mit (t)en
mit'n NOTE: This applies to names of places that end in ton. Care should be taken in pronouncing them to sound the medial t sharply.
Bos ton not Bos 'n
84. Exercise. The following final syllables are often carelessly pronounced ar, er, or: Pronounce
censor calendar colander testator
85. Exercise. Pronounce
al formal dismal final spinal modal
el jewel hovel bushel vessel model
il pencil civil fossil council tonsil
le stubble trouble huddle middle wobble
94. Exercise. Pronounce
ert convert concert expert overt insert
ort effort consort export comfort escort
95. Exercise. There are a number of common words that are very often mispronounced.
not uv from
'un nor 'nd because
govmnt government gummunt
crick February Febuary
WORDS COMBINED INTO SENTENCES
96. Words in sentences. Thus far only the production of vocal sounds and the enunciation of words have been discussed. Let us now consider the utterance of words combined into sentences.
When a sentence is made, the words in it are given certain definite relations to each other. Some words name things to be talked about; others make statements; others modify; others connect. Some sentences make statements; others ask questions; others express exclamations. Some sentences are to be taken literally, others figuratively.
It is frequently difficult, sometimes impossible, for written sentences to express what the writer thinks and feels. It is usually possible for a speaker to express exactly what he thinks and feels. It is important, therefore, to discover if possible how to make oral expression interpret written expression. Oral expression more accurately expresses thought and feeling, because in addition to the words used the speaker may also use a variety of force, of rate, of pitch, of quality of tone, and other devices that appeal to the ear. It is desirable to discuss these elements and their