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" The cursory pronunciation is always vague and uncertain, being made different in different mouths by negligence, unskilfulness, or affectation. The solemn pronunciation, though by no means immutable and permanent, is yet always less remote from the orthography,... "
A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary, and Expositor of the English Language ... - Page 4
by John Walker - 1828 - 783 pages
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A critical pronouncing dictionary. With a suppl., by E. Smith

John Walker - 1881
...living tongues, there is a double pronunciation ; one, cursory and colloquial ; the ог!кг, regular and solemn. The cursory pronunciation is always vague and uncertain, being made different, in difieren! mouths, by negligence, unskilfulness, or affectation. The solemn pronunciation, though by...
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A Critical Pronouncing Dictionary: And Expositor of the English Language ...

John Walker - English language - 1809 - 691 pages
...living tongues, there is a double pronunciation ; one, cursory and colloquial ; the other, regular and solemn. The cursory pronunciation is always vague...by no means immutable and permanent, is yet always lese remote from the orthography, and less liable to capri• See Principles, No. 124, 196, 129, 386,...
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