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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Within a word, (o)e is pronounced I'd in both varieties; at the beginning it is
pronounced I'd in BrE and may be so pronounced in AmE, though e tends to be
pronounced Id. The pronunciation of BrE oestrogen is therefore 'ees-', of AmE ...
(6) After c in words of Greek and Italian origin, but indicating that the c is
pronounced /k/: archangel, archive, chemist, monarch, stomach, technical,
chiaroscuro, scherzo: and by analogy ache, modern spelling for earlier ake. (7) In
words of ...
However, x is not always pronounced as ks, different environments inducing the
alternatives /gz/ in example and fit in xenophobia. Initial X and EX-. (1) No
vernacular English word begins with the sound /ks/, and the pronunciation is Izl
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