Usage examples for phonetic

  1. Both the phonetic reading of the name and the character of the deity are defined. – Sumerian Liturgies and Psalms by Stephen Langdon
  2. Others desire to supplant our present alphabet with one more nearly phonetic, and prefer, until this fundamental reform takes place, to preserve our present spelling as it is. – The Century Handbook of Writing by Garland Greever Easley S. Jones
  3. There is only a phonetic distinction between the Spanish and the Portuguese idea. – Spanish Life in Town and Country by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
  4. But, as usual, after the polite came the phonetic. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  5. The phonetic decay of language is not the result of mere accident; it is governed by definite laws, as we shall see when we come to consider the principles of comparative grammar. – Lectures on The Science of Language by Max Müller
  6. As we have seen, they are at odds on the subject of phonetic laws and their application to mythological names. – Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang
  7. Moreover, my spelling was phonetic and wonderful. – Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer by W. C. Scully
  8. It is said that they are now accepting a phonetic alphabet. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  9. The fact that so old and enlightened a people as the Chinese have never reached a phonetic alphabet, gives us some indication of the greatness of the people among whom it was invented, and the lapse of time before they attained to it. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  10. Bindle attentively wrote down a phonetic version of the customer's requirements. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins
  11. The incident has been thus gravely recorded in the pages of the " Phonetic Journal":- " Ten years ago Mr. Punch had meni a meri kakinashon at the ekspens ov Mr. Pitman and the 'Phonetic News, ' which he leiked tu kall the 'Fanatic Nuz. – The History of "Punch" by M. H. Spielmann
  12. I must explain that " haousen" used in my early days to be as common an expression in speaking of houses among our country- folk as its phonetic equivalent ever was in Saxony. – The Complete PG Works of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. by Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr. (The Physician and Poet not the Jurist)
  13. If phonetic spelling is commenced with the alphabet, he will be accurately trained in that art also. – Thoughts on Educational Topics and Institutions by George S. Boutwell
  14. It is a surprising fact that we find in Central America a phonetic alphabet. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  15. It is a phonetic system in which brief signs are used to represent single sounds, groups of sounds, whole words, or groups of words. – Great Inventions and Discoveries by Willis Duff Piercy
  16. Their sculpture and pottery furnish abundant evidence that they have already attained a comparatively high level in the practice of the arts, and finally they have evolved a complicated system of writing which originally had its origin in picture- characters, but afterwards had been developed along phonetic lines. – History Of Egypt, Chaldæa, Syria, Babylonia, And Assyria In The Light Of Recent Discovery by L.W. King and H.R. Hall
  17. The result is that, when this happens, the phonetic law which would have acted in the case is stopped, and this particular form enters on the same course of development as other forms to which it does not belong. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  18. This version of the ballad is further complicated by the fact that the old man sang it to a refrain which appears to be Unst pronunciation of Danish- a startling instance of phonetic tradition. – The Sources and Analogues of 'A Midsummer-night's Dream' by Compiled by Frank Sidgwick
  19. Meanwhile their evidence is derived from their private interpretations of old proper names, and they differ among themselves as to whether, in such interpretations, they should or should not be governed strictly by phonetic laws. – Modern Mythology by Andrew Lang