Page images
PDF
EPUB
[merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small][merged small]

33. Almost every word of more than one syllable has a perfectly pictorial individuality of form, according to our peculiar principle of writing, and it is rarely, except in the case of monosyllables, that the same consonant outline can be representive of more than one word. In the case of single-letter words, however, it is sometimes otherwise. In the following Lists all the words that could be denoted by the different single letters are collected, so that the writer may see at once the extent of possible ambiguity in the omission of vowels, and the cases in which it may be expedient to insert the vowel symbols.

I. Half-Size. b-bay, bee, buy, bow, boy ; ch-chew ; d-day, die, doe, dough ; f-fay, fee, fie, foe; g-gay, guy ; h-hay, high, ho, hoe, hoy ; j-jaw, jay, jew, jo, joy ; k-cow, coy, quay ; l-lay, lea, lie, lo, low; m-maw, mow; n-nay, nigh, knee ; p-pay, pea, pie ; r-ray, roe, row, rue, wry; s-say, sea, see, sigh, sow; sh-shoe, show, shy; t-tea, tie, toe, tow, toy ; th-thigh ; v-vie, vow; wh-whey ; w-way, woe, woo.

II. Full-Size. B-ebb ; CH-etch, itch ; D-add, aid, ode ; F-oaf; G-egg; J-age, edge; K-ache, eke,

; oak ; L-ail, ale, eel, isle, oil, owl ; M-aim ; N-auln, awn, inn ; P-ape, ope; R-air, ear, ere, ire, oar, ore ; S-ace, ass, ice ; SH-ash ; T-ate, eat, oat; TH-oath ; V-eve; Z-ease,

ooze.

34. In the two following Tables are collected the subordinate words of more than one letter : I. Those written altogether in Tick Size : II. Those written in the relative proportions of Tick and Half Size. The lists include a few common adjectives, verbs, &c., besides the words of the regular classes. All the consonants in each word are written, unless contractions are specified.

a

I. Words written altogether in Tick size.

[ocr errors]

+
६०५

Mr mr

mrs

about above alone also altogether 10 g always 1 w because b k before bf behind b b below bl beneath bn besides bs between bt betwixt btw beyond by best better br both come cross kr dear down downward d nw during enough first fst firstly fs 1 forth fth forthwith fth w forward fw from fr

fully-y
midst

therefore th f
great gr
mine

these th z
greater grr Miss

this
greatest grst Misses

till
hardly hd 1
mong

together

tg
her
mongst

towards tw
his

until
into (thin)
Mrs

unto
indeed nd
much

upon
judge jd
next nk

upper
judgement j ment none

very
justly jl
nor

well
large lj

nothing n ring what largest ljt notwithstanding

when last

nws ring

where
lastly Isl
one Wn

whereas
like-ly
rather

whereat
likelihood ik hood rather than

wherein
likewise
saint st

whereon
little
sir

wherefore
long
some

wherewith whr w longer 1 ring r something 8 m ring wherewithal (add 1) longest l ringt sometimes 8 mt whether wb th madam mm

whether or no (add master mst sooner

neg.-see par. 37.) meantime

mnt
soonest
snt

while
meanwhile
mn wh squ

sk

whilst
Messrs msrs street str

whole h 1
middle ml
such

wholly (add dot) middling m 1 ring than

your mid that

yours

rr

rrn

Ik w

soon

acros

sn

man's

mere

name

near

II. Words written without full-sized Characters. [Italic letters signify tick-sized, and ordinary letters half-sized letters. When no symbols are specified, write the relative sizes of tick and half, according to the general principle.] according rd ring everywhere v wh r make

same thing s m ring accordingly r d ring l example g 2

main

same time

s m ť according to r d ring t except k s mainly mnl should sh d kr far

man (oval, thin) since after fr farther

mankind man k take afterwards fr w further

frr

manly man 1 then again farthest 1

thence against gnt furthest S fr st

thenceforth th nf alike former frm

merely mrl thenceforward th n w along

formerly frl men (oval) theirs thz already lrd get men's

thereat tht although I th good

therein th n (thin) amid had

pamely n ml thereon thn amidst hence h n

thereto tht among henceforth hnt nearly nrl

therewith th w amongst henceforward h nw neither

thither th th another n th here

thitherward th th w anything n ring hereabout

nevertheless n vls those th z around hereafter hr fr oft

thus aside hereat often fn

to-day td awhile

herein (n thin) oftener fnr truth t th back hereon

oftentimes fnt under nd backwards i ku hereto

other

underneath n d th bad herewith h r w others

unless behold bh 1 heretofore h rf otherwise thr w holy h 1

outwards tw could kd

Holy Ghost h1g outwardly t w dot whither wh th early r 1

human h man perhaps ps either (thin) humanity (add t) quite k t

women
else
least
real

would
less
really r1 dot

year-ly (oval)
every
lest (1 upwards) ready

yon yn (separate) everyone

yonder (add d) cverything v th ring made

n th

never

пу

was

W Z

came

were

woman

W man

W men

wd

even

[ocr errors]

rd

let

round

угіп

same

JUNCTION OF SUBORDINATE SYMBOLS. 35. Most of the Subordinate Symbols may be joined together without ambiguity in any phraseological order in which they may chance to occur. The absence of full sized characters will prevent the combinations from being confounded with accentually written words that may have the same letters.

.

JUNCTION OF PRONOUNS WITH AUXILIARY VERBS. The Pronouns (1, it, he, she, we, you, they,) may be joined to the auxiliary verbs, (can, could, have, had, may, might, must, shall, should, was, were, will, would.) In these cases I may be represented by a single oblique line (half of the ordinary symbol,) so that all these Pronouns will be denoted by single tick-sized marks.

JUNCTION OF NO-NOT WITH SUBORDINATE SYMBOLS. 37. The negatives no not, in connection with subordinate words, may be indicated by a tick-sized line crossing the end of the Subordinate Symbol; as no less, no greater, can not, may not, &c.

CENTRE DOT BEFORE HALF SIZED CONSONANTS. 38. Advantage is taken of the peculiarity of this notation, which can never occur in ordinary writing, to denote the following words and phrases:

[merged small][merged small][merged small][ocr errors][merged small][merged small]
« PreviousContinue »