English Pronunciation in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth by C. Jones

By C. Jones

This paintings offers an in depth account of be aware point pronunciation in England and Scotland among 1700 and 1900. All significant and minor resource fabrics are provided extensive and there's a shut dialogue of latest attitudes to pronunciation criteria and orthographic reform. The fabrics are provided in 3 chronological classes: 1700-1750, 1750-1800 and the 19th century, in order that the reader is in a position not just to work out the most features of the pronunciation of either vowels and consonants in every one interval, yet may also examine advancements from one interval to a different, hence picking out ongoing alterations to the phonology.

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Sometimes he has to conclude that the number of graphs and simplicity/ easiness of sound do not always equate, and that there are cases where representations using more graphs are ‘easier’/’shorter’ than those employing less, notably: bΩl than bl in abl; gΩm than gm in syntagm, rΩm than rm in alarm as well as in what appear to be pre-[r] and [l] Breaking instances where aier is easier to sound than air in fair, i ¤er than ire in fire, bould than bold, boult for bolt, could for cold among others (1701: 9–10).

1703: 6). He acknowledges the usual complaint that spelling changes and simplifications might affect the ability to trace derivational history, but he dismisses it as an irrelevance (1703: 6): ‘why should phrase be spell’d with ph and s, and not f and z? Because you say its Original is a Greek word: But it hath been long enough freely us’d amongst us, that it may claim prescription for a Licence to put on the English garb’. Anyway, he argues, scholars are quite capable of working out etymologies, even with minimal assistance from the spelling ‘when scarce one Letter remains of their original, more than James from Jacob … As for changing the Letters, I shall hope they will put the devines in; I fear not that they can put the Lawyers out’ (1703: 10).

Watts’ Chapter xxiii lists some of the words in English ‘which admit of two Manners of Spelling’, and there are a few overlaps with the Maxims of The Many Advantages. Watt’s list of acceptable orthographic innovations includes the first in pairs like: Niece/Neece; ingage/engage; imbattle/embattle; public/publick; cattell/cattle; cole/coal; labor/labour; presumtion/presumption; fancy/phancy; bark/barque; center/centre; scixars/scissors; sence/sense; antient/ancient; thro/through; plow/plough; controll/controul; ground/ grownd; fly/flie; lion/lyon; array/array; sum/summ.

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