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THE

RUDIMENTS

OF

ENGLISH GRAMMAR.

OF THE LETTERS.

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N the English Alphabet there are twenty

fix letters divided into vowels and confonants. A a, Bb, Cc, &c.

There are fix VOWELS, a, e, i, o, u, y, each of which makes a perfect sound of itself.

The meeting of two vowels is a Diphthong, and of three a Triphthong.

The Co. SONANTS ( so called from their sounding in conjunction with vowels) are divided into Mutes, which cannot be founded alone; viz. b, c, d, g, k, p, q, t, and Semi-vowels, which of themselves give an imperfect found; viz. 1, m, n, t, f, s; the

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