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Exercises in the Use of the Diacritical Marks
Copy the table below and learn the marks and their names.
(1) Write the word; (2) pronounce it distinctly; (3) name the silent letters and cancel them; (4) name the vowels not silent; (5) give their sounds; (6) mark those requiring a mark to indicate their sounds.
(1) Write the word; (2) pronounce it distinctly; (3) name the silent letters and cancel them; (4) name the consonants not silent; (5) give their sounds; (6) mark those requiring a mark to indicate their sounds.
ex am ple
Write the words, mark the accented syllables, silent letters, vowels, and consonants. Vowels having an obscure sound in unaccented syllables may be left unmarked.
a re a
tongue greas y des sert
sep a rate
walk ing fore head fright ful po ta toes
nom i nee
di vi sor
her o ine
lic o rice
an tip o des
fem i nine
del i cate
vac ci nate
Similar exercises should be continued until the pupils become famil
iar with the use of the diacritical marks.
Do your best, your very best,
Here are ten words to spell. Is your pencil sharp ? Write the lesson on a clean slate.
your your sharp sharp
write write clean clean