The Oxford Companion to the English Language
First published in 1992, "The Oxford Companion to the English Language" was described by "The Times" as an "excellent guide to the history, geography and contours of English, " one that "immediately establishes itself as a necessary book." A carefully planned shorter version of the "Oxford Companion to the English Language," this new "Concise" volume concentrates on the central themes in the language: grammar, usage, dialect, pronunciation, and the history of English. Within each theme all the key subjects are covered, and individual entries offer all the most essential information from the parent "Companion."
With nearly 2,000 articles in A-Z format the "Concise Companion" is an ideal reference for both students and general readers wanting access to the highly readable scholarship of the "Companion" in a portable and affordable volume.
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twice. The aspirate IbJ is distinct from the other sounds because it is a fricative
formed in the glottis. The grid shows that only obstruents (stop and fricative
consonants) enter into the voiced/voiceless distinction. Other sounds can be
assumed to ...
Consonant digraphs include: ch as in chair, charisma, and loch; sh as in shout; th
as in three and these; wh as in whale; ph as in philosophy; gh as in tough and
daughter; ng as in longer and singer; ck as in track; dg as in judge. Although zh is
(5) The diphthong value of final -ow (now, vow) is rare in polysyllables: allow,
endow. (6) Some French loans have a final silent consonant after long 0: apropos
, depot. (7) Final long o may become i in the plural of Italian loans: libretto/libretti,
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