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The American spelling-book

Noah Webster

The American spelling-book

containing an easy standard of pronunciation. : Being the first part of A grammatical institute of the English language. In three parts.

by Noah Webster

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Published by Samuel Campbell in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Washington, George, -- 1732-1799 -- Portraits,
  • English language -- Orthography and spelling,
  • English language -- Pronunciation

  • About the Edition

    Printed for, and sold by, Samuel Campbell, bookseller, no. 44, Hanover Square, corner of the Old-Slip: who has the privilege of copy-right, for the states of New-York, New-Jersey, North-Carolina, South-Carolina, and Georgia.

    Edition Notes

    StatementBy Noah Webster, Jun"r. Esquire
    GenrePortraits
    SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 25000
    ContributionsStiles, Ezra, 1727-1795, dedicatee, Anderson, Alexander, 1775-1870, engraver, Sanford, Isaac, engraver
    The Physical Object
    FormatElectronic resource
    Paginationix, [1], 11-144 p.
    Number of Pages144
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18197584M

    Exalt her, and she shall promote thee: She shall bring thee to The American spelling-book book when thou dost embrace her. The dismal conditions of these schools, combined with his patriotism and a search for self-identity, inspired him to compose three schoolbooks that, he believed, would unify the new nation through speaking and writing a common language. Webster's Innovations One of Webster's most important and lasting contributions to American English was to change, for the better, the spellings of certain groups of words from their British spelling. There he found the belief that a nation's linguistic forms and the thoughts correlated with them shaped individuals' behavior.

    Unger, Harlow G. He knows all that we do; and be we w[h]ere we will he is sure to be with us. His activities prefigure almost all aspects of modern publishing. He went on promotional tours, as he did for the Institute in

    Webster hoped to standardize The American spelling-book book speech, since Americans in different parts of the country used different languages. Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin; and yet Solomon in all his glory, was not arrayed like one of these. In Webster sold the entire rights to the American Spelling Book for its third copyright period, toto Hudson and Company of Hartford, Connecticut, in order to work solely on his major dictionary. Let us then seize the present moment and establish a national language as well as a national government. One is from Ecclesiastes.


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The American spelling-book by Noah Webster Download PDF Ebook

The elementary spelling book

He organized his speller accordingly, beginning with the alphabet and moving systematically through the different sounds of vowels and consonants, then syllables, then simple words, then more complex words, then sentences.

Culturally conservative Federalists denounced the work as radical—too inclusive in its lexicon and even bordering on vulgar. Of the Boy that stole Apples appears on page 37 of Fenning's speller and starts on page 82 of the edition Webster's speller MerryCoz substantially unchanged.

The American Spelling Book: Containing the Rudiments of the English Language, for the Use of ...

God's Word, contained The American spelling-book book the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct.

Inthe The American spelling-book book edition was published in two volumes. He did the only The American spelling-book book he was qualified for: he opened a school in Sharon, Conn. See also Noah Webster Retrieved January 17, His most important improvement, he claimed, was to rescue "our native tongue" from "the clamour [30] of pedantry" that surrounded English grammar and pronunciation.

While their way of thinking was nothing if not temperate, the Connecticut Federalists promoted their views vigorously. All things which ye would have men do to you, do ye the same to them, for this is the law and the prophets. Webster's Speller was entirely secular by design. It is one of the constant themes in the speller.

The two camps took part in a public debate about luxuries—were they totems of prosperity or symbols of social decay? Webster was instrumental in giving American English a dignity and vitality of its own. That is, both to teachers and parents of his time.

In the family moved back to New Haven, where Webster was awarded an honorary degree from Yale the following year. He was an education reformer, political activist, author of textbooks, pioneer in epidemiology, newspaper editor, and an early antislavery advocate.

In it, Webster eliminated words that were not useful to Americans, such as words associated with coats of arms, and included those unique to the United States, like squash and skunk. Webster thought that Americans should learn from American books, so he began writing the three volume compendium A Grammatical Institute of the English Language.

His indication of pronunciations by the use of diacritical marks was also innovative; lexicographers still use similar markings in the early twenty-first century. Get exclusive access to content from our First Edition with your subscription. Converse, He was originally his own best agent, and used paid agents only late in his life.

He monitored every printer himself, first across New England and then in the middle and southern states. Length of days is in her right hand, and in her left hand riches and honor. While we are by ourselves, he knows all our vain thoughts, and the ends we aim at; and when we talk to friend or foe, he hears our words, and views the good or harm we do to them or to ourselves.The American spelling-book.

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Download Noah Webster's THE AMERICAN SPELLING BOOK for your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile. The Philadelphia spelling book, arranged upon a plan entirely new; with corrections and additions.: Adapted to the capacities of children, and designed as an immediate improvement in spelling The American spelling-book book reading the English language.: The whole recommended by several eminent teachers, as the most useful performance to expedite the instruction of youth.About The Elementary Spelling Book - This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missi/5(41).Noah Webster, American lexicographer known for his American Spelling Book () and his American Dictionary of the English Language, 2 vol.

(; 2nd ed., ). Webster was instrumental in giving American English a dignity and vitality of its own. Both his speller and dictionary reflected his.The first person to write a dictionary of American Ebook and permanently alter the spelling of American English, Noah Webster through his spelling book taught millions of American children to read for the first half-century of the republic and millions more to spell for the following half-century.