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A KE Yolam? Miller

TO THE

CLASSICAL PRONUNCIATION

OF

Greek, Latin and Scripture Proper Names ;

IN WHICH

THE WORDS ARE ACCENTED AND DIVIDED INTO SYLLABLES

EXACTLY AS THEY OUGHT TO BE PRONOUNCED,
ACCORDING TO RULES DRAWN FROM ANALOGY AND THE BEST. USAGE.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
TERMINATIONAL VOCABULARIES

OF

HEBREW, GREEK AND LATIN PROPER NAMES,

IN WHICH

THE WORDS ARE ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THEIR FINAL SYLLABLES,

AND CLASSED ACCORDING TO THEIR ACCENTS;

By which the general Analogy of Pronunciation may be seen at one view, and

the Accentuation of each IVord more easily remembered.

CONCLUDING WITH

Observations on the Greek and Latin Accent and Quantity ;

WITH

SOME PROBABLE CONJECTURES ON THE METHOD OF FREEING THEM
FROM THE OBSCURITY AND CONFUSION IN WHICH THEY ARE

INVOLVED, BOTH BY THE ANCIENTS AND MODERNS.

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The SECOND EDITION, with large Additions. Price 7s. Boards.

BY JOHN WALKER,
AUTHOR OF THE CRITICAL PRONOUNCING DICTIONARY, &c. &c.

LONDON,
Printed for the Autuor, by A. WILSON, Wild Court, Lincoln's Inn Fields,

AND SOLD BY G. AND J. ROBINSON, PATERNOSTER-BOW,

AND T. CADELL AND W. DAVIES, IN THE STRAND.

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PRE FACE.

The Critical Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language naturally suggested an idea of the present work. Proper names from the Greek and Latin form so considerable a part of every cultivated living language, that a Dictionary seems to be imperfect without them. Polite scholars, indeed, are seldom at a loss for the pronunciation of words they so frequently meet with in the learned languages; but there are great irumbers of respectable English scholars, who, having only a tincture of classical learning, are much at a loss for a knowledge of this part of it. It is not only the learned professions that require this knowledge, but almost every one above the merely mechanical. The professors of painting, statuary, and music, and those who admire their works ; readers of history, politics, poetry; all who converse on subjects ever so little above the vulgar have so frequent occasion to pronounce these proper names, that whatever tends to render this pronunciation easy must necessarily be acceptable to the Public.

The proper names in Scripture have still a higher claim to our attention. That every thing contained in that precious repository of divine truth should be

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