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26. Regular long sound of U, an in mute. marked u.

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sue

lieu

suit

beauty

cubic

juice

beautiful

cuticle

mutiny

purity

fluid

27. Regular short sound of U, as in but, marked u.


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lungs

plush

trump

slumber

russet

duchess

scuffle

clump

stunt

skulk

young

buttery

custody

luxury

summary

28. Sound of U when preceded by r in the same syllable, as in rude, marked u. It is


the same sound as oo.
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TRUE

crude

rule

truce

spruce

cruise

rumor

rural

prune

29. Sound of U like that of short oo, as in put, marked u.


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bull

pull

put

push

pulpit

cushion

fully

bushy

butcher

Bulletin

pulley

30. Sound of U before r in such words as urge, marked u.


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urge

burn

spur

curb

journey

nurse

burst

urgency

curliness

journalist

spurn

31. Regular long sound of Y, as in fly, marked y.


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apply

deny

rely

reply

tyrant

typhus

type

dynasty

asylum

hyena

hydra

32. Regular short sound of Y, as in hymn, marked y.


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cyst

system

syntax

lyric

symmetry

syndicate

synopsis

lymph

nymph

33. The sound of oi or oy (unmarked), as heard in oil, oyster.


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voice

troy

poise

recoil

rejoice

destroy

employ

spoil

moist

broil

choice

enjoyment

disjointed

employmen
t

appointmen
t

34. The sound of ow (unmarked), as heard in owl. When the ow is sounded as in


blown, the o is marked long (blown).
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howl

gown

cowl

down

allow

endow

vowel

crowd

prowl

scowl

brown

flowery

powerful
35. The diphthong ou has two leading sounds: that of ow in words derived from the
Anglo-Saxon, as in out; and that of oo in words derived from the French, as in
soup.
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sour

pout

soup

groundless

mount

wound

announcement

unfounded

roulette

grouping

36. The consonant C has two regular sounds: as soft c in cede, marked c; as hard c
in cot, where it has the sound of k, and is marked c.
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clot

acts

acid

solace

tactic

traffic

trace

brace

curd

cave

December

incessant

enactment

elector

37. The sound of N as heard in link, is marked thus, n, which is the same sound as
that represented by ng.
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monk

sunk

monkey

trunk

singular

Drunkenness

congress

language

drink

38. S has two regular sounds: when unmarked it has its sharp or hissing sound, as
in yes; when marked thus, s, it has the buzzing sound of z in zeal
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zeal

sick

pest

has

ease

vestment

amuse

infuse

smelt

gross

grows

ruse

possessive

assessor

resemble

resonant

39. Ch has three sounds: unmarked (English ch), it has nearly the sound of tsh, as
in child; marked thus, eh (French ch), it has the sound of sh, as in chaise; and
marked thus, ch (Latin ch), it has the sound of k, as in chorus
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chorus

such

chef

chasm

speechless

machine

chemist

child

chaise

chocolate

chivalry

character

40. G has two regular sounds: marked thus, g (g hard), it has the sound of g in go;
marked thus, g (soft g), it has the compound sound of j, as in gym.
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gem

gearing

gender

sluggish

crag

giddiness

guillotine

general

gesture

slug

41. Th has two sounds: its sharp sound, as in thing, which is unmarked, and its soft
sound, as in thine, marked th.
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thin

thaw

this

than

thesis

gather

bother

breath

theft

breathe

mythical

theory

hitherto

otherwise

42. X has three sounds: its regular sharp sound (unmarked) like ks, as in expect,
and its soft or flat sound like gz, as in exist, marked x. At the beginning of words x
has the sound of z as in xebec (zebec).
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exit

excel

exalt

extraneous

exterior

Executive

exempt

expansive

example

43. Q is followed in all cases by u, and has usually the sound of kw, as in queen;
but in a few words derived from the French, qu is sounded like k, as in coquette.
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quack

queen

plaque

clique

quorum

piquant

quote

torque

quotation

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cascade

exchange

inflame

partake

address

reflex

arrest

contest

depress

amaze

abrade

Crusade

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debase

regret

except

expect

expend

include

refuse

manure

inject

invent

express

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oppress

redress

alarm

afar

remark

debark

embark

acquit

adrift

remiss

befit

persist

Words accented on the last syllable.


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abrupt

construct

instruct

attire

entice

incline

incite

discuss

deduct

Rebut

entire

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result

invite

oblige

perspire

across

adopt

aloft

belong

sublime

survive

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report

console

agree

asleep

esteem

degree

disclose

dispose

restore

Explode

decree

Words accented on the first syllable.


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contact

forest

hobby

lofty

logic

aspect

nostril

product

problem

roster

ambush

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torrent

bankrupt

havoc

haggard

hatchet

fulcrum

huddle

public

publish

kindred

curry

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picket

ticket

invoice

pungent

rustic

rubbish

sulky

sultry

scribble

triplet

trickle

lizard

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native

pavement

putrid

purist

meeting

bounty

county

Coward

equal

freedom

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drowsy

fountain

cypress

Friday

iceberg

libel

migrate

powder

prowess

soundings

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towel

tower

tribal

crisis

hydrant

silent

boyhood

joyous

loiter

loyal

science

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