Attractions Of Language, Or A Popular View Of Natural Language; In All Its Varied Displays, In The Animate And Inanimate World And As Corresponding Wi by Benjamin Franklin TaylorAttractions Of Language, Or A Popular View Of Natural Language; In All Its Varied Displays, In The Animate And Inanimate World And As Corresponding Wi by Benjamin Franklin Taylor

Attractions Of Language, Or A Popular View Of Natural Language; In All Its Varied Displays, In The…

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1842 Excerpt: ... Explosives or small arms, of the third division: V-p, Ou-t, Ar-k. Thus I have formed these worthies as I best could, and indeed, they have quite a military air. These thirty-five elements are competent, either singly or in combination, to produce every sound which can be considered English; to them, in the language of Harris, "we owe that variety of articulate voices, which has been sufficient to explain the sentiments of so innumerable a multitude, as all the present and all the past generations of men!" It now remains to speak, first, of the organs of the mouth, which are employed in articulation, and of the physiological formation of the different sounds, of which alphabetical characters are the representatives. '. CHAPTER III. Organs of the mouth--Division into pairs--Experiments--H--The vowels--Consonants or Articulations--Vocal and Whispering letters--Welsh peculiarity--Tables of sounds--Conclusion. The narrow aperture in the middle of the Larynx, communicating with the mouth, is called the glottis, from a word in the Greek language, signifying originally tongue, and thence employed to designate the mouth-piece of a wind instrument. A convex, triangular lid, closes this opening to the Larynx when we swallow. This lid is called the Epiglottis; viz? "upon the glottis," and may be seen at figure 4 onpage 150. _. " The mouth presents a more complex mechanism than the Larynx or Trachea. Here a pair of organs are always united in producing a distinct sound. 'Some part of the tongue always constitutes the active or moving individual in every pair, and one or another of the different parts of the cavity, is the other. Now, let us divide these organs into pairs, commencing back at the opening into the throat. The root of the tongue on one side, and over...

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Title:Attractions Of Language, Or A Popular View Of Natural Language; In All Its Varied Displays, In The…Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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