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general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language

Jones, S.

general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language

For the use of schools, foreigners, and private families, on the plan of Mr. Sheridan; considerably improved by selections from the latest and most approved works on the subject.

by Jones, S.

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Published by Printed by Simms and McIntyre in Belfast (Donegall Street) .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRevised and corrected by the Rev. John Davis, A.M., compiler of Walker"s Dictionary abridged, Murray"s Grammar Improved, etc. etc..
ContributionsDavis, John, Reverend., Simms and McIntyre (Belfast),
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxviii, 464p. ;
Number of Pages464
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20399021M

Previously the form was his but this was homophonous with the form for the third person singular masculine so the change was semantically motivated. Worcester continued to revise his dictionary, producing A Universal and Critical Dictionary of the English Language in Each area of lexical study, such as etymology, pronunciation, and usage, can have a dictionary of its own. In this connection one should mention the rise of its as the possessive form of it in the early 17th century. Sample entry from the Chambers Etymological Dictionary: blarney n.

In English, the earliest was a glossary of law terms published in by John Rastell. Dictionaries dealing with special areas of vocabulary are so overwhelming in number that they can merely be alluded to here. Seller Inventory AAV The third edition was published in on Merriam-Webster's website as a subscription service.

But later the emphatic element became obligatory in all reflexive uses, so that a sentence like I washed me quickly came to be expressed as I washed myself quickly. Because of its descriptive approach among other thingsWebster's Third created even more consternation among conservatives in the midc than Noah Webster 's break with British tradition over a century earlier, and it failed to gain universal acceptance. Bailey's Universal Etymological English Dictionary gave English a one-volume reference dictionary of some 40, entries that was strong on bookish and technical vocabulary, weak in definition and semantic coverage, up-to-date in spelling, and provided the accepted etymologies of its day. As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Early printings of this dictionary contained the erroneous ghost word dord. He is come for He has come; She is turned back for She has turned back.


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There are many views about the mechanics of the change. One of Webster's employees, Joseph E. Craigie died, Worcester rented out the entire house from her heirs and subleased rooms to the poet and professor Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. Worcester believed that Webster's dictionary sacrificed tradition and elegance.

Psychology Dictionarycontroversial usage, slang, and the vocabulary of subcultures. When Mrs. The American Dialect Society, founded inmade extensive collections, with plans for a dictionary, but this came to fruition only inwhen Frederic G.

Scholarly dictionaries Beyond the dictionaries intended for general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language book use by the general public are the scholarly dictionaries, with the scientific goal of completeness and rigour in their chosen area.

Learn More in these related Britannica articles:. When the cost of producing a completely new edition was judged prohibitive, a revised version of the 14th with a supplementary annexe adding about words was published in ; Gimson's colleague Susan Ramsaran was his assistant editor for this work and completed it after Gimson's death in Prescriptive authors are responsible for perennial issues in English prescriptive grammar.

The Dictionary of Old English is based on a general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language book of computerized concordances of bodies of Old English literature.

London: Vernor and Hood. The Dictionary of New Zealand English was published in The dictionaries of usage record information about the choices that a speaker must make among rival forms.

Worcester replied, "No, not many. The decomposition methods presented in this book correspond closely to the top-down design methods studied in theoretical computer science.

Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work. It was followed by John Bullokar's English ExpositorHenry Cockeram's English Dictionariethe first to be given that name, and Thomas Blount's Glossographiawhich had some 9, words, fuller definitions, and etymologies.

Later printings included additional material: a "Supplement Of Additional Words And Definitions" containing more than 4, new words and definitions inA Pronouncing Biographical Dictionary containing more than 9, names of noteworthy persons inand a Pronouncing Gazetteer in The hard-word dictionaries The need for a work in which harder English words were explained by easier English words arose in the late 16c.

They were highly derivative, drawing in particular on the older Latin—English dictionaries, and answered a real need: Cockeram went through 12 editions to and the last of many printings of Bullokar was in Slang and cant in particular have been collected in England sincebut the first important work was published inby Capt.

The girl that who having failed her exam left college for good. Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. This book is both a text and a monograph. Heileman Brewing Co. The eleventh edition published in includes more thandefinitions, and more thanentries.Jones, Stephen, A general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language, for the use of schools, foreigners, &c.

on the plan of Mr. Sheridan; (London, Vernor and Hood, ), also by Thomas Sheridan (page images at HathiTrust). The Cambridge English Pronouncing Dictionary is the ultimate guide to pronunciation in English. Thousands of pronunciations not shown in general dictionaries are included, from people and places, to words from science, technology and literature.

The 17th edition is edited by three of the most distinguished phonetics scholars working today. - NEW!/5. A General Pronouncing and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language. 3rd edition.

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A New Critical Pronouncing Dictionary of the English Language. London: T. Cadell. The legacy of Sheridan and Walker. Introductory books on Late Modern English.Pronunciation Guide for English In the English writing system, many of the pdf (letters and letter groups) have more sounds in the English language.

The guide is based on letters, groups of letters, and common regardless of their book experience at home or in school.Get this from a library! A general pronouncing and explanatory dictionary of the English language: for the use of schools, foreigners learning English, &c.

[Stephen Jones; Thomas Sheridan].A General Ebook and Explanatory Dictionary of the English Language (). For the Use of Schools, Foreigners Learning English, &c. in which it Has Been Attempted to Improve on the Plan of Mr. Sheridan by Stephen Jones.