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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Although zh is not a conventional digraph in English, occurring mainly in loans
from Russian (Brezhnev), it is well understood and is sometimes used to give a
spelling pronunciation of a word (measure as 'mezher'). Vowel digraphs.
(2) The rare digraph eo has no single dominant value: short e in jeopardy,
Leonard, leopard; long e in people; long 0 in yeoman. Note. The letter
combinations of the above digraphs also occur with separate, non-digraph
values, as in react, ...
Other features, (i) In some circumstances, ambiguity can arise regarding what
may or may not be a digraph. Syllable boundaries may be unclear, so that the
separate values of sh in mishap may be read together as in bishop. Uncertainty
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