A tract on the present state of English pronunciation.

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1913. Second edition. With 1 folding plate. Original brown paper boards, slightly worn and soiled, title in gilt to top cover and spine; top edges gilt, uncut. Item #12030

Second edition of Bridges’ delightful treatise on the degraded state of English language phonetics, where he presents his scheme for a “literary phonetic alphabet.” Chapter titles include Degradation of unaccented vowels; Is there a remedy?; and Phonetic decay. The first edition was printed only three months prior to the second; a note on page 4 of the text states that Bridges “thought it best to alter only a few places that needlessly offended. . .”.

Price: $45.00

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