The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 1: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (Classic Reprint) by Unknown AuthorThe Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 1: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature (Classic Reprint) by Unknown Author

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As in English, so in Sanskrit, the short alt-sound was lost, and was replaced regularly by the neutral sound. This was regarded by the grammarians as inherent in every consonant, and therefore was only written at the beginning of a word; in fact, it is the smallest amount of vowel sound requisite to float a consonant. Long a, however, kept its sound pure, and does so still in the vernaculars of India. In Latin the sound was probably pure, both short and long, and it has been preserved so in the Romance languages down to the present day. In Greek there was considerable variation, proved in one case at least by a variation of symbol in Ionic a commonly passed into 0, a symbol which probably denoted the modern Italian Open e, butapossin the class a, that is, the English a in ale. On the other hand, it is probable that the Doric a approximated to an a, being sounded as a in our word want and it is likely that this variation was the shaman uds which the grammarians attribute to the Dorians. This is commonly supposed to have been the retention of a where the Ionic had i) but that was not peculiar to the Doria'ns, being common to all the Greeks except the Ionians. In the north of europe we find a similar tendency to give to a an o-sound; thus in Norse, an is sounded as an open 0. By a further extensidn in the north of England, at least in such parts as have been specially exposed to Norwegian in?uence, as has the sound of o; e g. Law is pronounced 10.

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Title:The Encyclopaedia Britannica, Vol. 1: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature…Format:PaperbackDimensions:976 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.92 inPublished:January 31, 2019Publisher:1KG LimitedLanguage:English

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