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  • And the Haitian tongue, Creole, was not, as was sometimes said, "a coarse patois" but in essence a Romance language, derived from French and, in some of its phonetic habits and grammatical structures, also clearly African.†   (source)
  • Underneath the symbol, I recognized a row of phonetic hieroglyphs: "Z—I—A," I read.†   (source)
  • These names don't have much in common, phonetically or aesthetically, with the low-education names.†   (source)
  • Jennifer Wilson wrote a speech about how much her husband, Jean Hoerni, would have loved to see this day in person, and had Ghulam Parvi render it into phonetic Balti so she could directly address the crowd.†   (source)
  • I still have the piece of paper where I wrote down, phonetically, how to say it.†   (source)
  • Rather, our characters are phonetic in nature.†   (source)
  • A clerk in the Ministry of Health who was a fresh high-school graduate had typed out THE MISSING HOSPITAL on the license, a phonetically correct spelling as far as he was concerned.†   (source)
  • The paper was thin, covered in scrawled runes, but Magnus had taped a printout of the words, spelled out phonetically, over the incantation itself.†   (source)
  • …cotton underpants, woolen underpants, woolen trousers, cotton socks, woolen socks, combat boots, gas mask, canteen, mess kit, first-aid kit, trench knife, blanket, shelter-half , raincoat, bulletproof Bible, a pamphlet entitled 'Know Your Enemy,' another pamphlet entitled 'Why We Fight' and another pamphlet of German phrases rendered in English phonetics,, which would enable Weary to ask Germans questions such as 'Where is your headquarters?' and 'How many howitzers have you?'†   (source)
  • Once, in his wife's presence, Kennedy uses a version of the military's phonetic alphabet to lash out at a newspaper columnist, referring to him as a "Charlie-Uncle-Nan-Tare."†   (source)
  • That involves typing in a phonetic version of each Chinese word and having it converted to the Chinese character, a very laborious process.†   (source)
  • Ginnarr inscribed this word on a slip of parchment, taking care to write the phonetics so Max would not mispronounce the Old Norse.†   (source)
  • I'll say them phonetically.†   (source)
  • He spelled out Cacciato's name phonetically, repeated it, his voice calm.†   (source)
  • Our women's writing has perhaps boo characters, which we use phonetically, like babies, to create about io,000 words.†   (source)
  • In all our years of playing Phonetic Scrabble, or Fonetik Skrabbl, I've never beaten her at it.†   (source)
  • She doesn't mention her favorite of all our post-dinner activities—Phonetic Scrabble.†   (source)
  • He looked around in the store for the cheapest dictionary that contained the phonetic alphabet.†   (source)
  • "We're playing Phonetic, and I'm winning this time," I say confidently, though I have no chance of winning.†   (source)
  • "; Ima for "I'm going"; and Just chillin3, dis weekend, I'm doin', You betta call me, Call on ma cell—phonetic spellings of pronunciations that resemble Black English.†   (source)
  • At the Barnes Noble on Eighty-third Street, he found a dictionary with an international phonetic alphabet, something his pocket dictionary didn't have, and after a little study it all came clear.†   (source)
  • Always Aunt cautioned us to be careful with our words, since by using phonetic characters, as opposed to the pictographic characters of men's writing, our meanings could become lost or confused.†   (source)
  • Then, over time, the women of that family invented new phonetic characters, which they grew to understand from context, just as you girls are learning to do right now But these are the kinds of particulars that men would care about.†   (source)
  • This is a moment: An Englishman named Gilbert Gaunt, which he later changed to Gant (a concession probably to Yankee phonetics), having come to Baltimore from Bristol in 1837 on a sailing vessel, soon let the profits of a public house which he had purchased roll down his improvident gullet.†   (source)
  • It must have been largely in his own despite that he was squeezed into something called a Readership of phonetics there.†   (source)
  • When Eliza referred again to her project of teaching phonetics, Higgins abated not a jot of his violent opposition to it.†   (source)
  • It was interesting enough at first, while we were at the phonetics; but after that I got deadly sick of it.†   (source)
  • And on the profits of it I do genuine scientific work in phonetics, and a little as a poet on Miltonic lines.†   (source)
  • The word passion means nothing else to them; and that Higgins could have a passion for phonetics and idealize his mother instead of Eliza, would seem to them absurd and unnatural.†   (source)
  • The future of phonetics rests probably with his pupils, who all swore by him; but nothing could bring the man himself into any sort of compliance with the university, to which he nevertheless clung by divine right in an intensely Oxonian way.†   (source)
  • A Professor of Phonetics.†   (source)
  • His great ability as a phonetician (he was, I think, the best of them all at his job) would have entitled him to high official recognition, and perhaps enabled him to popularize his subject, but for his Satanic contempt for all academic dignitaries and persons in general who thought more of Greek than of phonetics.†   (source)
  • But the Colonel, after making the ends meet over and over again, at last gently insisted; and Eliza, humbled to the dust by having to beg from him so often, and stung by the uproarious derision of Higgins, to whom the notion of Freddy succeeding at anything was a joke that never palled, grasped the fact that business, like phonetics, has to be learned.†   (source)
  • Simply phonetics.†   (source)
  • I'll teach phonetics.†   (source)
  • An honest and natural slum dialect is more tolerable than the attempt of a phonetically untaught person to imitate the vulgar dialect of the golf club; and I am sorry to say that in spite of the efforts of our Academy of Dramatic Art, there is still too much sham golfing English on our stage, and too little of the noble English of Forbes Robertson.†   (source)
  • I had made the first total emotional commitment of my life when I read how the phonetic experts had given these tongueless people a language, newspapers, institutions.†   (source)
  • I had read with awe how the Communists had sent phonetic experts into the vast regions of Russia to listen to the stammering dialects of peoples oppressed for centuries by the czars.†   (source)
  • He and Tito Pagliardini, another phonetic veteran, were men whom it was impossible to dislike.†   (source)
  • Phonetic spelling had again misled me.†   (source)
  • The reformer England needs today is an energetic phonetic enthusiast: that is why I have made such a one the hero of a popular play.†   (source)
  • When it arrived, it contained nothing but a savagely derisive attack on a professor of language and literature whose chair Sweet regarded as proper to a phonetic expert only.†   (source)
  • Well, this isn't a phonetic job.†   (source)
  • A phonetic job.†   (source)
  • Excellent men, who had been forced all their lives to spell on an impromptu-phonetic system, and having carried on a successful business in spite of this disadvantage, had acquired money enough to give their sons a better start in life than they had had themselves, must necessarily take their chance as to the conscience and the competence of the schoolmaster whose circular fell in their way, and appeared to promise so much more than they would ever have thought of asking for, including…†   (source)
  • My captor, a man of few words, had responded to my questions, demands and acerbic remarks alike with the all-purpose Scottish noise which can best be rendered phonetically as "Mmmmphm."†   (source)
  • [72] /Vide/ his Handbook of Phonetics, p. xv, /et seq.†   (source)
  • Jones is lecturer in phonetics at University College, London.†   (source)
  • Unusual polysyllables of foreign origin she interpreted phonetically or by false analogy or by both: metempsychosis (met him pike hoses), alias (a mendacious person mentioned in sacred scripture).†   (source)
  • "No two persons," says a leading contemporary authority upon English phonetics,[71] "pronounce exactly alike."†   (source)
  • Grounding his wholesale reforms upon a saying by Franklin, that "those people spell best who do not know how to spell"—/i. e./, who spell phonetically and logically—he made an almost complete sweep of whole classes of silent letters—the /u/ in the /-our/ words, the final /e/ in /determine/ and /requisite/, the silent /a/ in /thread/, /feather/ and /steady/, the silent /b/ in /thumb/, the /s/ in /island/, the /o/ in /leopard/, and the redundant consonants in /traveler/, /wagon/,…†   (source)
  • Practically all of the changes proposed had been put forward 80 years before by Webster, and some of them had entered into unquestioned American usage in the meantime, /e. g./, the deletion of the /u/ from the /-our/ words, the substitution of [Pg262] /er/ for /re/ at the end of words, the reduction of /traveller/ to /traveler/, and the substitution of /z/ for /s/ wherever phonetically demanded, as in /advertize/ and /cozy/.†   (source)
  • Our greatest living phonetic expert (wild horses shall not drag it from us!†   (source)
  • The spelling of a language, whether it be phonetic or not, has little to do with its spread.†   (source)
  • [3] /Cozy/ is more nearly phonetic than /cosy/.†   (source)
  • /Shrew/, a cognate word, still retains the early pronunciation of /shrow/ in English, but is now phonetic in American.†   (source)
  • Sweet says that the phonetic similarity between /ye/ and /thee/, the objective form of the true second singular, was responsible for this confusion.†   (source)
  • Finally, he antedated the simplified spellers by inventing a long list of boldly phonetic spellings, ranging from /tung/ for /tongue/ to /wimmen/ for /women/, and from /hainous/ for /heinous/ to /cag/ for /keg/.†   (source)
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