A Key to the Classical Pronunciation of Greek, Latin, and Scripture Proper Names: In which the Words are Accented and Divided Into Syllables ... To which are Added Terminational Vocabularies of Hebrew, Greek and Latin Proper Names ... Concluding with Observations on the Greek and Latin Accents and Quantity ...

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J. M'Creery, 1807 - Names in the Bible - 285 pages
 

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Even contemporary classicists are embarrassingly inept at correctly pronouncing Anglicized Greek and Latin. (In fact, most don't even pronounce the ancient languages correctly or consistently.) Many don't care, and some are stolid mumpsimists about what they were mistaught or what common parlance has established. Rare archaic idosyncrasies notwithstanding, Walker's two-centuries-old guide is as reliable as thorough. 

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Page 218 - Muse, that on the secret top Of Oreb, or of Sinai, didst inspire That shepherd, who first taught the chosen seed, In the beginning how the heavens and earth Rose out of chaos...
Page 90 - Of dulcet symphonies and voices sweet, Built like a temple, where pilasters round Were set, and Doric pillars overlaid With golden architrave; nor did there want Cornice or frieze, with bossy sculptures graven : The roof was fretted gold. Not Babylon, Nor great Alcairo, such magnificence Equall'd in all their glories, to enshrine Belus or Serapis their gods, or seat Their kings, when Egypt with Assyria strove In wealth and luxury.
Page 7 - Almighty Father, pleas'd With thy Celestial Song. Up led by thee Into the Heav'n of Heav'ns I have presum'd, An Earthly Guest, and drawn Empyreal Air, Thy temp'ring; with like safety guided down Return me to my Native Element: Lest from this flying Steed unrein'd, (as once Bellerophon, though from a lower Clime) Dismounted, on th' Aleian Field I fall Erroneous there to wander and forlorn.
Page 60 - You all did see, that on the Lupercal, I thrice presented him a kingly crown, Which he did thrice refuse.
Page xiii - The only difference we make in pronunciation between vinea and venia is, that to the vowel of the first syllable of the former, which ought to be long, we give a short sound ; to that of the latter, which ought to be short, we give the same sound but lengthened. U accented is always, before a single consonant, pronounced long, as in humerus, fugiens. Before two consonants no vowel sound is ever made long, except that of the diphthong aw; so that whenever a doubled consonant occurs, the preceding...
Page 255 - It is well known, however, that the resistance to a change, whether from a low to a high, or from a high to a low range of prices, is at first very considerable, and that there is generally a pause of greater or less duration before the turn becomes manifest ; in the interval, while sales are difficult or impracticable, unless at a difference in price, which the buyer, in the one case, and the seller, in the other...
Page xxviii - Words of two syllables, either Greek or Latin, whatever be the quantity in the original, have, in English pronunciation, the accent on the first syllable : and if a single consonant come between...
Page 249 - The falling circumflex begins with the rising inflexion, and ends with the falling upon the same syllable, and seems to •twist the voice downwards. This inflexion seems generally to be used in ironical reproach ; as on the word you in the following example : " So then you are the author of this conspiracy against me ? " It is to you that I am indebted for all the mischief that has
Page 280 - But, as music, there needs no other proof of the poverty of ancient melody, than its being confined to long and short syllables. We have some airs of the most graceful and pleasing kind, which will suit no...
Page 286 - Reasons for each are at large displayed, and the preferable Pronunciation is pointed out. TO WHICH ARE PREFIXED, PRINCIPLES OF ENGLISH PRONUNCIATION: In which the...

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