Transactions of the American Philosophical Society

The Society, 1860
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Side 279 - Elements of the Human Voice, as they occur in Different Tongues and Dialects: and applicable to daily use in all the branches of business and learning, illustrated by numerous plates, explanatory of the calligraphic...
Side 361 - is pronounced by turning and applying the tip of the tongue far back against the palate, which producing a hollow sound as if proceeding from the head, is distinguished by the term mürdhanya cerebral".
Side 84 - Trichechus rotmarus, which once lived in great numbers in the Gulf of St. Lawrence, they are most probably the remains of individuals that were once floated upon fields of ice southerly, and left on the present United States coast.
Side xxiii - ... the first, along the rivers Kennebec and Sandy, passing through Hallowell, Norridgewock, and Farmington; the second, from Boston to Lake Champlain; the third, from New York to the lakes Ontario and Erie; the fourth, from Philadelphia to the borders of the rivers Monongahela, Alleghany, and Ohio; and the fifth, from Charleston to the sources of the Savannah and Oconee.
Side 359 - With respect to the former, the breadth of the tongue either touches or approaches the whole anterior space of the hard palate as far as the teeth, its tip being rather turned below. It is consequently entirely different from the Indian cerebrals, although these, too, are frequently called linguals. It appears, therefore, suitable to confine this latter denomination to the Arabic sounds, and to retain the former for the Indian...
Side 126 - Big Bend," No. 3 passes beneath the water level of the river, and is succeeded by No. 4, which occupies the country to Grand River, where No. 5 makes its appearance on the summits of the hills. Near the mouth of the Cannon Ball River, the Lignite Tertiary beds begin to overlap the Cretaceous strata, but do not entirely conceal them along the banks of the river until we reach "Square Buttes," about thirty miles below Fort Clarke.
Side 276 - That sounds within a determined degree of likeness be represented by signs within a determined degree of likeness ; whilst sounds beyond a certain degree of likeness be represented by distinct and different signs, and that uniformly.
Side 376 - ... followed the pronunciation there given, it must be considered an independent and extremely minute account of his own pronunciation. He has himself kindly revised the proof of its present transcription into palaeotype. He says, in several passages of his chap, xvi., here for convenience thrown together: " Orthoepists blind themselves to the genius and tendencies of the language, and represent a jargon which no one uses but the child learning to read from divided syllables, who turns ' li-on '...
Side 199 - ... coarsely and densely punctured on the sides, abdomen and prosternum, less densely on the metasternum and middle of the first segment of the abdomen: the divided portions of the mesosternum are coarsely, and tolerably densely punctured.
Side 377 - German, but we doubt whether the on of honest ever formed a part of them, and we know that it does not occur in the English of 1858. The vowel of ebb is common enough in English, but hardly so common as to occur thirteen times in fourteen consecutive words containing sixty elements, thus constituting one-fifth of the whole. Yet it has been indicated as occurring thus in the fragment...

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