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fact, the force with which the earth attracts that body to itself. THE ACTION OF THE OCEAN.

The celestial bodies are all chained together by this force of The waters of the ocean are never tranquil; their surface is attraction. The sun and the moon both exert an attractive insubject to the action of the winds, and is therefore in constant fluence on the earth, inducing our planet to approach to them; motion ; the tidal wave affects the lowest depths; whilst per- this attraction being counterbalanced by the centrifugal force, manent currents traverse almost every sea.

we describe a curve, which is the resultant of these two forces. Action oj waves.-Every one who has stood on the sea-shore But the surface of the earth consists of Auid and solid ; the and watched the breakers roll in and dash themselves to spray former, owing to its mobility, exhibits a greater tendency to against the cliffs, must have felt that the wearing action of obey the attractive influence, and therefore rises to meet the water on the coast must be considerable. On shores which sun or the moon. are bounded by chalk cliffs, the sea margin is rendered milky The sun, on account of his enormous bulk, exercises a much by particles of the chalk which the waves have separated from greater attractive force on the earth than the moon, but the the rocks. This destroying action of the waves is visible on solar tide is much less than the lunar tide, for this reascn-that every coast.

Where the sea-barrier is a hard and resisting the moon, being nearer the earth, attracts the surface of the sea rock, frequently cliffs stand out of the water some distance far more than its solid bed, and therefore the water rises in a from the shore, indicating the place to which the mainland for heap underneath the satellite. The sun, on the other hand, rerly stretched. Examples of this are of frequent occurrence being so distant, exerts nearly as much force on the surface as along the Scottish coast and the west coast of England. If the on the ocean-bed beneath, and therefore lifts up the water but za-board be of a soft species of deposit, the action is of course very little. The identically same effect is produced on that part much more rapid. Thus on the coast of Yorkshire, from Brid of the earth most distant from the sun or moon, only in this lington to Spurn, some thirty-six miles, the waves erode 24 yards case the ocean-bed is drawn towards those bodies more rapidly annually, so that the sea has encroached two milos since the than the water, which is, in fact, left behind. time of the Romans. Many old maps of Yorkshire indicate that When the sun and moon are either in conjunction or oppovillages stood where now the waves hold undisputed possession, sition--that is, when the line joining them passes in the neighand ports mentioned in bygone history are no longer to be bourhood of, or directly through, the earth-then their attracfound.

tive forces being united, the tidal wave will be at a maximum, The same destruction is taking place on the coasts of Norfolk forming "spring tides.” If they be in “ quadrature”--that is, and Suffolk. The seaport towns are being driven back by the if the lines drawn from their centres to the earth's centre form encroaching waters. The sites they occupied years ago now form a right angle--then the tides will be at a minimum, or neap their harbours. Between Cromer and Mundesley, according to tide” will result. It will be evident, then, that if the earth the Ordnance Survey of 1838, the cliff has receded at the rate were a world of waters, each tidal wave would pass comof fourteen feet a year.

pletely round the earth in twenty-four hours. The existence of On the same coast, as in Yorkshire, many villages are only continents materially modifies its transit, and it is driven from historical remembrances. The church tower of Eccles is still its course, and consequently retarded. seen rising out of the sea-sand, but all other remnants of the The great tidal wave takes its rise in the deep Antarctic village have long since succumbed to the action of the waves, Ocean. As it traverses the ocean the water is not raised above or bave been covered with the sand-hills which move along that a few feet; but when it enters a shallow sea, or an estuary, where coast. Dunwich, on the Suffolk coast, offers another remarkable the tide finds itself in a sort of funnel, then the rise is someinstance of the destruction of the sea. What is now a small times as much as seventy feet, as is the case in the Bay of village was once a large and flourishing seaport; records of the Fundy. The wave is not a wave of transmission, but one of town are preserved even from Domesday-book, from which we motion, and if the particles of water were destitute of all cogather that the sea must have encroached on the land to the hesion or friction among themselves, they would only rise and distance of several miles.

fall into the same place after the attraction had passed. A The Goodwin Sands are from three to seven miles distant from wave of this nature is illustrated by throwing a stone into a the Kentish coast, nearly opposite Ramsgate. Tradition relates pond; the wavelets expand from the point of disturbance, but that they were once the estates of the Earl Godwin. This is so do not carry to the shore anything which floats on the surface far confirmed, that when in 1817 the Trinity Board proposed to of the water, such bodies only rising as it were to allow the erect a lighthouse on the sands, and for that purpose made wave to pass beneath them ; this proves that the water had several borings, they found that the shoals were not all com-only an upward and downward movement as it formed the posed of sand, but after a few feet of sand blue clay was

We shall allude to this wave of motion in speaking of reached, and finally chalk. If this be the case-and there is no earthquakes. In mid-ocean the water under tidal influence reason for doubting the tradition-some idea may be had of moves only about twelve miles, but when the wave from the eroding power of the waves. The same record of devas. a deep sea acts on the water of a shallow sea, or an estuary, tation may be written of all the south coast, and for a detailed then the tides are high. Local causes have great effect on the description the reader is referred to chapter xx. of “ Lyell's tides, so that at two seaports not many miles distant a difference Principles of Geology," and to the local histories of towns which of many feet is found in the high-water mark. For example, at are built along these shores. All coast lines are thus acted the extremity of the Wash, between Norfolk and Lincolnshire, upon, the destructive operations being carried on with more the tide rises twenty-four feet, at Lowestoft only seven or or less activity, accordingly as the coast is low, the sea-cliffs of eight, at Cromer sixteen. soft material, or of hard rock. We are not now considering the The rapidity of the flow is sometimes very great. It is said gains of the sea, or we might allude to the many terrible inun- that in the Solway Frith the rising tide can overtake a man on dations which the histories of Holland and the adjacent low- horseback. As these tidal waves beat against the shores of lying countries chronicle, of vast tracts of land suddenly swept every continent and island in the world, except those which over by the sea, to the destruction of hundreds of villages, their bound inland seas, twice in each day, the wearing action on the inhabitants, and their cattle. It is true the persevering industry shores must be immense; the ebb tide carries out the eroded of the Dutch has raised dykes against their great enemy, and by matter, which is either deposited in the deep sea or gwept away enclosing many of the meers with such walls, and then pumping by currents, to subside at a distance. out their water, they have reclaimed from the devastator much Currents. It is impossible to draw the limit which bounds the

This is not our object. We only mention the effect that ocean currents have in the re-distribution of the action of the waves as they erode the shores they wash; the material of the earth's surface. We cannot conceive that vast particles of matter they thus mix with their waters are swept volumes of water traverse the oceans without taking a very away by currents, and in tranquil spots, or along the path of active part in geological work. Of their direct action on the the current, the sediment reaches the bottom, and there forms a bed of the seas through which they pass, we know little or new deposit.

nothing; at present they are chiefly looked upon as means of Of the various oceanic currents we shall first speak of

transportation. The tides.-All bodies attract each other; the power of the The system of ocean currents may be thus described :—The forse exerted depending upon the weight of the bodies and trade winds, as is known, are caused by the heated air rising VOL. III.



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in the equatorial regions, and the cold and more dense air flow. We have thus rapidly reviewed the part which water plays in ing in from the poles to supply its place. As this sweeps the the degrading of existing land and the re-distribution of material surface of the Antarctic Ocean it sets the water in motion, in upon the ocean-bed. The power thus employed is never-ceasing, the direction of the wind, producing what is called a drift and it is universal, and is capable of producing any alteration in current; but when once a large body of fluid is set in motion it the shape of continents and islands if sufficient time be allowed exhibits little disposition to return to its tranquil state, and if it for its action. When we remember that our records of actual be acted upon by encouraging causes, a permanent current is facts, sufficiently surprising in themselves, only extend back 3 produced. When the great Antarctic drift current, which is few hundred years, what may we not ascribe to aqueous action about 1,400 miles broad, abuts upon the west coast of South in time not measured by years, but by agos? America, its waters are divided : one branch bends southwards, and sweeps round Cape Horn; the other flows northwards along the coast, until the projecting shoulder of Peru gives it a LESSONS IN ARITHMETIC.- XLII. westerly direction, and it leaves the land and traverses the

THE CHAIN RULE (continued). Pacific along the equitor as the equatorial current ; finally, it is lost among the East India islands.

EXAMPLE 5.—20000 copies of a permy paper weigh a quarter of A drift current app-ars off the west coast of Australia, going a ton, and a reduction in the price of paper increases the profil northwards, until it reaches a latitude of 15 degrees south, by 4 per cent. What is the reduction per pound on paper ? when it turns at right angles across the Indian Ocean. It is

1 lb. paper. separated by the island of Madagascar: one branch takes a northerly direction, washing the coasts of Africa, Arabia, and India ; the other branch, passing round the Cape of Good Hope,


1 cwt. sets in northward as the Atlantic current ; like the other two, near the equator it takes a westerly bend, crossing the Atlantic Ocean ; striking against the angle of South America, one stream

20000 copies. follows the coast of Brazil, the other sweeps round the Gulf of Mexico, passes the south of Florida, follows the coast line of the United States, re-crosses the Atlantic at 40 degrees north

id. latitude, and pours its warm waters on the coasts of the British Islands and Norway. Besides these main systems of currents, there are several smaller and less important branches. have said enough to show that the waters of the ocean are in

41 profit. continual circulation, carrying the material eroded on

20000 * 4. coast to distant areas of deposition. A remarkable proof of the

Answer.-1 d. per pound. capability of the gulf-stream to transport material is related by General Sabine. In 1822 he was on the coast of Africa, near

N.B.-Notice that evidently factors which are common to Cape Lopez, when a vessel was wrecked; the following year he both columns may be cancelled. visited Hammerfest, in Norway, near the North Cape, and while

EXAMPLE 6.-A Bavarian gulden is equivalent to 60 kreutzers, he was there casks belonging to the same vessel were cast on

When the exchange in London is 25 francs 20 cents, what shall shore. They must have crossed the Atlantic south of the I gain or lose per cent. by taking French gold instead of English equator, navigated the Gulf of Mexico, passed through the West to Bavaria, the exchange there being 11 gulden 40 kreutzers for Indies, rounded Cape Sable, re-crossed the Atlantic, the North

an English sovereign, and 9 gulden 20 kreutzers for a French Sea, and finally landed on the very north of Europe !

napoleon? The great banks which exist and are carefully mapped are

£100. due to the accumulation of drifted matter; they are formed in tranquil places where the burden carried by the waters can be deposited. Off the Northumberland coast is the Dogger bank,

25 20 francs. which is 200 miles long, and sometimes sixty broad..

In many areas the trawling-nets of the fishermen bring up broken shells and other similar dévris, which have been brought

9) gulden. together by some current. There can be little doubt but these materials arrange themselves according to certain circumstances, and when a storm disturbs the bank and eauses a new order of

119 deposition, an arrangement of strata would result, which, if

Ansicer.-£108, which is 8 per cent. gain. consolidated, would bear a great resemblance to a class of rocks EXAMPLE 7.-1 kilogramme (15432 grains) of French standard called the Norfolk and Suffolk Crags.

geld, i fine, is coined into 155 napoleons. Find the par of Between the coasts of Suffolk and the Netherlands oysters exchange between London and Paris, by comparing the gold have been dragged up which were adhering to the bones of coinage of the two countries. extinct elephants; and if these had been borne so far from the

1 English sovereign. land by the water, specimens of existing animals must also be embedded in the strata in process of formation far out at sea. Our knowledge of the depositions going on at the bottom of the

40 lbs. Troy. seas is necessarily very limited. All we can be sure of is, that the matter with which the waters of the sea becomes charged is deposited somewhere, and the deposition must be more or less homogeneous--that is, particles of the same specific gravity, and

11 lbs. fine gold. of much the same size, will reach the bottom about the same time. It has often been proved that near the shore the bottom of a sea not swept by a current is covered with gravel or

10 lbs. French standard gold. shingle ; further out the deposit gradually becomes finer; and at last, in deep water, the sounding leads bring up fine mud. Matter in a state of great sub-division, we know, requires a long


5760 graine. time before it sinks to the bottom; for instance, bærium sulphate is one of the heaviest of minerals, and yet when it is precipitated from a solution of baryta, some hours are required


1 kilogramme. before the water is perfectly free from particles of the salt, so that the very fine particles may not reach the ocean-bed until they have been carried a great distance from the place where


3100 francs. they entered the water.

Answer,--25 fr, 22 c. for £1.







EXAMPLE 8.-If the par of exchange, calculated from the per cent. of lead, which is sold at £18 per ton; how many dishes of comparison of the silver coinage of England and France, be 25 ore must be smelted to yield lead worth £150 ? francs, find the price of English standard silver.

16. A block of stone, containing 60 cub. ft., weighs 16 feet to the

ton; what is the value, at 5s. 6d. per cub, foot, of another block of the 1 kilogramme of French standard silver, i fine, is coined into 200 francs. same weight, which weighs 14 cub. ft. to the ton? English standard silver is */ fine.

17. A merchant sells 400 yards, which cost 158., at a gain of 10 per 1 oz. English standard silver.

cent. ; how much French wine could he purchase with the money, at 10 fr. 20 c. per gallon, exchange being 25 fr. 30 c. ?

18. What would paper cost, at 1s. 3d. per quire, recessary to print

500 copies of a work, in 12 volumes duodecimo, each volume contain.
37 oz. fine silver.

ing 230 pages ?
19. Find the number of grains of pure gold in a French napoleon

fine, having given that 155 are coined out of 1 kilogramme (2:2 10 oz. French standard.

pounds avoirdupois).

20. If an imperial gallon contains 277-274 cubic inches, and 6 wine

gallons are equal to 5 imperial gallous, and 59 ale gallons to 72 1 180 grains.

wine gallons, find how many cubic inches there are in an ale gallon.

21. In Bremen, 5 schwaren = 1 grote, 72 grotes = 1 rix-dollar; if the exchange is 6 dollars 13 grotes for £1, find the value of a dollar in

English money.
1 kilogramme.

22. In China, 1 tael = 10 mace = 100 candareens = 1000 cash ; a tael being 6s. 8d., find the equivalent of £15 78. 6d. in Chinese currency.

23. In India, 5 tolas = 1 chittak, 16 chittak = 1 seer, 40 seers = 1 1 200 francs.

maund = 180 pounds Troy ; find in avoirdupois weight the equivalent of 2 maunds 25 seers 12 chittaks 3 tolas.

24. If 11.75 Dutch florins are given for 25 francs, 383 florins for

437 Hamburg marks, 68 marks for 32 roubles, and 94 roubles for £15, 25 20 shillings.

find how many Dutch florins would be given for £1.

Answer.-5s. 1. d. nearly. 25. Reduce 532 thalers 25 groschen to English currency, the exEXAMPLE 9.-Suppose the exchange between London and change being at 6th. 22° gros. (1 thaler = 30 gros.).

26. Reduce £21 13s. 6. to Prussian money, at the same rate. Amsterdam to be 12 florins 15 cents. for £1; between Amster

27. Reduce £532 13s. 6d. to French money, at the rate of 25 francs dam and Lisbon 8 florins for 3 mil-reis; between Lisbon and

20 cents, for £1. Paris 18 reis for 1 franc. What is the arbitrated price between

28. Reduce £93 16s. to Austrian money, the exchange being 10 London and Paris ?

silver florins 2 kreutzers for £1. 1 pound sterling.

29. If Austrian silver is at 20 pe cent. premium, find the equivalent of the same sum in Austrian paper.

30. If an American dollar weighs 412 grains in fine, and English 112.15 florins.

standard silver be 7 fine, find the par of exchange between London and America, English standard silver being 5s. 2d. an ounce.

31. 10 grammes of French standard gold fine are worth 31 francs.

Supposing an English sovereign, of which 1869 are coined out of a 8 3 mil-reis.

pound Troy, to be worth 25-17 francs, deduce the English weight corresponding to a kilogramme.

32. If English standard gold sells at 788. per ounce, and another 100 reis.

coinage is worth 72s., find the fineness of the latter.

33. Standard silver being at 5s. 2d. per ounce, and Spanish dollars being quoted at 58. 6d. per ounce, find the fineness of the latter.

31. 1 kilogramme of standard French gold , fine is coined into 155
1 franc.

Into how many

ereigns could it be coined if it were Answer.-25 fr. 31 c. nearly. 14 fine, each napoleon being 20 francs, and £1 being equivalent to EXERCISE 62.


35. In Prussia, 14 thalers are coined from a Cologne mark of fine

silver, weighing 3609 grains ; find the par of exchange between London 1. A man spends £500 a year; how much does he spend a week? aud Berlin, English standard silver being 5s. 2d. an ounce, 1 thaler = 2. Reduce £5 109. 6fd. to farthings.

30 groschen, and 66 shillings being coined from a pound Troy of 3. The value of 33 bushels, at £1 49. a quarter.

standard silver. 4. A man travels a certain distance in 15 days, at the rate of 27 miles 36. If 20 Austrian florins are coined from a Cologne mark of fine a day; how long will he be in doing the journey if he travel 15 miles a silver, find the par of exchange, English standard silver being 58. 20. day

3. A dealer barters tea, at 3s. 4d. a pound, for 3 cwt. 2 qrs. of sugar, 37. If 241 florius are coined from the Cologne mark of fine silver, at 7d. a pound; how much tea does he give?

calculate the par of exchange at the same rate for English silver. 6. A bar of gold, weighing 210 oz., sells for £3 16s. an ounce ; what 38. If 27 thalers are equal in value to 100 francs, and exchange is the value of 14 ingots, each weighing 4 lb. 7 oz. ?

between London and Berlin is 6 thalers 18 groschen, find the arbitrated 7. 14 yards cost 2 guineas; what must 176 yards be sold for to gain rate between London and Paris. ls. 6d. per ell?

39. 34 Hamburg marks (specie) are coined from the Cologne mark of & What is the value of a bill on St. Petersburg for 1836 roubles 10 fine silver ; calculate the par of exchange between London and Hamcopecks, exchange at 10d. per rouble ? (1 rouble = 100 copecks.) burg. (1 mark = 16 schillings, 1 schilling = 12 pfennings.)

9. Find the relation between the French metre and the Rhenish 40. Calculate the fixed numbers in each of the five preceding foot; the French metre being 39-718 inches, and 37 English feet being questions. equal to 36 Rhenish feet.

41. If the exchange between London and Berlin be 6 thalers 22) 10. How much sugar, at 8d. per lb., must be given for 20 cwt. of groschen for £1 sterling ; between Berlin and Paris 5 thalers 8 groschen tobacco, at £3 a cwt. ?

for 20 francs, what is the arbitrated rate between London and Paris ? 11. A ton of coals costs a guinea ; how many chaldrons (27} ewt.) 42. If the exchange between London and Paris be 25 francs 20 cents. can be bought for £50 ?

for £l sterling ; between Paris and Amsterdam, 57 florins 20 cents. for 12. I shipped for America 70 hhds. whisky, and 22 cases Irish 120 francs; between Amsterdam and Lisbon, 3 mil-reis for 8 florins; find linen, each case containing 44 pieces; the whisky sold for 2 dollars the arbitrated rate between London and Lisbon. (100 reis = 1 mil-reis.) per gal., and the linen 41 dollars per piece; how many barrels of 43. When the exchange on Paris is 25-50 francs; between Paris and flour, at 42 dollars per barrel, ought I to have received in return? Amsterdam, 151 florins for 100 francs; and between Amsterdam and

13. A merchant sells in Bordeaux 2500 yards English printed goods, Lisbon, 320 reis for a florin; what is the arbitrated rate between London at the rate of 4 francs for 15 yards; how many yards of French silk, and Lisbon ? at 68. 3d. per yard, ought he to receive in exchange, exchange being at 44. Given the following quotations of exchange :Bir. 50 c. for £1 ?

London on Amsterdam 9 florins 98 cents. for £1 sterling. 14. 80 hhds. of porter are sent to India, and sold for 50 sicca rupees


47d. for 1 dollar. per hhd.; how much sugar, at £1 15s. per cwt., can be bought with


25 francs 40 cents. for £1 sterling. the proceeds, supposing a rupee to be equal to 2s. 60. ?

Amsterdam on London 9 florips 90 cents. for £1 sterling, 15. A dish of lead ore weighs 60 lbs., and yields, when smelted, 80


7 florins 75 cents, for 20 francs.


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Paris on London, 25 francs 20 cents. for £1 sterling.

5 francs 5 cents. for 1 dollar. Amsterdam 7 florins 70 cents. for 20 francs. Madrid on London.

4s. for 1 dollar.
Amsterdam 1 florin 80 cents. for 1 dollar.

5 francs for 1 dollar.
If London has a sum to receive in Madrid, find which of the follow.
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1. Let London draw on Amsterdam, Amsterdam on Paris, and let

Madrid remit to Paris. 2. Let London draw on Paris, directing Paris to draw on

Amsterdam, and Madrid to remit to Amsterdaın. 3. Let London draw on Madrid, and remit the bill to Paris to

be negotiated; and let the returns be made in a bill on

Amsterdam. 4. Let London draw on Amsterdam, Amsterdam on Paris, and

Paris on Madrid. 5. Let Madrid remit to Paris, Paris to Amsterdam, and Amster

dam to London. 45. When in Paris standard gold is at 1 per mille premium, and the exchange on London is 25-30 francs, if standard gold in London be reckoned at the Mint price of £3 175. 1040. per ounce, find how much dearer pure gold is in Paris than in London.


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9. The pupil has now learned all the consonants of the phonographic alphabet, and the long vowels, and is prepared to write easy words,

10. such as are given in the three following Exercises. Let him read Exercise 6 throughout, before writing it, pronouncing the shorthand letters of each word aloud. Then let him write the words in his

The pupil should now be able to write the following simple word: Copy Book in horizontal lines, giving the words plenty of room, as in shorthand without assistance. Let the short hand form be followed here displayed.

by the longhand spelling of the word, as in the first line. Pay no EXERCISE 6.

attention to letters that are not sounded; thus write “gnaw” withi toe

1 the two letters n, aw; for “wrote ” write the upward r, oh, t; etc.

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2. alms, aunt, bath, calf, calve, lath, laugh, palm, path. Y 뉴

3. ape, air, bale, bait, cage, eighth (, 1,7), sade, gauge, gaol (1, 2, ?!.

4. knave, laid, late, made, name, page, rake, shame, tare, vail, lake. 4 low lay F law

5. bee, cheap, deal, fecd, geese, heap (upward h), jeer (downward r;.

6. lead, meek, kneel (downward 1), pea, read, sea, tease (circle s). . oat -1


7. awl, aught, baulk (b, o, k), caw, fall, fought, gall, laud, nought.

8. ought, pall, Paul, raw, shawl (upward sh and upward 1), ball. ).


9. bore, boat, choke, coach, door, foam, goat, joke, load, mote. 10. note, ope, poach, rote, shore, toll, tore, tome, vote, Pope, coat.

11. boot, chew, coo, food, loo (or lieu), sous (s, u), too (or tro). 7 team


12. show, shoe, foe, may, mow, nay, no, gnaw, lay, law, meal, deep.
13. reap, rope, wrote, kcep, cape, mean, name, known, nose, feel.

14. teem, take, tame, talk, meet, mate, moat, caught, coat, Kate. 8 mcet


15. meek, make, came, cane, keen, comb, mere, mare, mole, coal.

16. peel, pale, pair, poor, peer, pole, pool, fear, feel, leaf, fame. 9 Kate

17. feet, fate, pate, peat, fought, cheek, choke, coach, teach, cheat.



27. Besides the six long vowels already explained, there are in the

English language six short vowels, as heard in the words 11 meal


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pit ; not, nut, foot.

In producing these sounds the positions of the vocal organs are nearls 12 mcek make

the same as in uttering the long vowels in

palm, pate, peat ; nought, note, food; 13 peel


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pronounced. The short vowels are represented by dots and strokes

written in the same places as for the long ones, but made lighter, to 14 feel


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ă, ē, i;

o, ů, öð;

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as in am, ell, ill,

on, up, foot. In the following Exercise, the pupil is to decipher the shorthand Phonotypes : A a, Ee, Ii, without the aid of a key. Let him pronounce the shorthand letters

Aa, Ee, Ii, consecutively, and he will find that they make the sound of the word; thus, in the first line “t, eh, k," take; “t, ch, m,” tame; 28. These short vowels should not be called — No. 1, "short ck;":

ee, m,teem. Write the shorthand form, and then the longhand | No. 2, "short ee;" No. 3, “short i, (eye),” etc.; bnt-No. 1


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"short ak;” No. 2, "short eh;" No. 3, "short ee,” etc. But it These signs, like these for the simple vowels, are written heavy for is more convenient to affix the letter t to each of these short vowels, long vowels, and light for short ones. Yoo or ū, the most frequent and call them severally at, et, it, ot, ot, ut (read õõt). When placed in the y series of double letters, as mentioned above, is represented to a horizontal consouant the short vowels would be represented thus :" in phonotypy by a single type, whether it be initial, medial, or final,

in a word; thus “Uy," as in "Krop, tựn, valy.”

31. The light forms of these letters may be joined to a consonant ě Y I Ŭ oo.

to express w or y alone; thusas in at, et, it, on, ир,


1 weed, 21 woke, Wilson, wail; 1 yet, youth, EXERCISE 9.

In the fourth example, " w, slightly varied, is joined to the upward l. Write into your Copy Book, as before

32. By prefixing w to the diphthong 7, the treble sound wī is heard, 1. 1 1 1 Ľ

as in twice. It is represented by a small right angle, thus, 4 wi,

which may be written in any place, with respect to a consonant; 2. . 7 7 7 A v

thus, ( wife, bu twice. 3. . า : 4

33. The shorthand signs for the diphthongs, and double and treble letters of the w and y series, are always written in the same direction;

that is, they do not accommodate themselves to the consonant to which 4. M П( 7 na .

they may be written, as do the signs for the simple vowels aw, 0, 00. ᄏ ᄏ ᄏ ᄉ AL


Write in the Phonographic Copy Book-6.

qualm, cl acait, c) weed, 2_ walk, 2 woke, I wooed. ,


was, Write in phonography, and in longhand, as in previous Exercises :

b Yates, yet, D year, C yawn, yoke, (youth. 1st light dot: cat, mat, fat, pat, rat, rag, tack, pack. 2nd met, net, bell, fell, get, pet, bet, let.

Write in shorthand aud longhand3rd pit, fit, it, mit, knit, bit, mill, fill.

Quail, queen, quest (k, circle s, t, and put c wè under k, second 1st light dash : not, cot, got, rot, lot, rob, rock, lock.

place), inquest, request, wiod, windy, window, want, wake, wakeful, 2nd cut, nut, rut, rub, sun, fun, but, bun.

walker, wound, yon, young, youngster. 3rd pull, full, foot, push, bush.

The full-sized consonant forms for w, y, and h, should be preferred DIPHTHONGS.

in the writing of words that contain no other consonant than w, y, 29. The double vowels heard in the words ice, owl, ay, boy, are or h; thus, ve, ye, 9. hay. represented by small angular marks, thus

THE ASPIRATE, OR BREATHING, H. 1, ice; ow, ^lowl; v, nl al,

34. The aspirate occurs in English only when preceding a vowel,

or w, y, which are modifications of vowels. It is generally ex1, ow, and u are close diphthongs, accented on the second element; and ai (yes), oi, are open diphthongs, accented on the first element. pressed by a small dot prefixed to the vowel sign; thus, Each is pronounced as one syllable. U, as in “due, tune,” is one of

of hail, ir hole, -4 white. a series of diphthongs commencing with i or y, which will be intro. duced presently. They are phonotypically represented thus, “Hį, ti,When a consonant form for this letter is more convenient, it ice ; “88, 88,"owl; “U u, V l,due ; "ai,” ay; "oi,” boy. is written either 9 downward, oro upward, whichever will

The signs for i, ow, may be written in any place, with respect to most casily join with the following letter ; asa consonant : ai and oi are written in the First place.

2. hay, / hoe, 2e hymn, o . honey, of holy. EXERCISE 11. Transcribe the following words, writing the longhand after the When the stroke h is written medially, that is, between two other shorthand:

consonants, it must be so joined that the upward h cannot be read as

sr, nor the downward h as sch; thus, inherit. L 9 7 4 k al v


EXERCISE 13. h v A) ) * * * * Write with the dot I

Had, half, haudy, hang, hanged, happy, height, Hibernian, hide, Write in shorthand

hope, hung, hunger, hungry. 1. light, night, bite, side (circle s), aside (stroke s), allied, ride, tidy.

Write with the downward h2. vow, avow, vowed, cow, pound, round, allow, tower (downward r). 3. few, view, suit (circle s), sue (stroke s), renew, sinew, value, muse.

Ha! hay, hoe, high, huc, hack, ham, hatch, hawk, hock, hog, 4. boy, noise, annoy, alloy, void, avoid, soil, foil.

hook, hyssop.

Write with the upward hDOUBLE LETTERS OF THE W AND Y SERIES. 30. The letters and y are unlike any other consonants. They are, the left, at the end of the upward h), hiss, harass (upward r), heap,

Habit, hall, balo (upward 1), hollow, house (turn the circle s on in fact, consonants made from vowels ; w being a modification of oo, harp, hasp, basty, heed, head, heady, hazy (stroke :), Hebe (h, 2, 6,2), and y a modification of ee; as may be heard in pronouncing heinous, heinousness, herb, hero (upward r), hinge, hip, horizon, wah, weh, wee; waw, woh,

yeh, yee;
yaw, yoh, yoo.

By reading phonetic shorthand reading books, and by the exercise It has been found expedient to represent these letters (in addition to of a little thought as to the best shorthand combinations, the pupil the consonantal forms in the Phonographic Alphabet), in connection will insensibly acquire a knowledge of the best way to write a word with the succeeding vowel, by a single sign, having a vowel charac- containing h, whether with the dot (which, as it may be left out in ter; thus

reporting, is therefore generally employed in common words), or with wah cl war yah vin yaw

the downward or upward consonant sign. Convenience in joining, weh s woh

combined with lineality, must be the pupil's guide with respect to the | use of the upward and downward strokes for h.

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