Usage examples for phonetic

  1. 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
  2. It is a surprising fact that we find in Central America a phonetic alphabet. – The Antediluvian World by Ignatius Donnelly
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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. 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
  7. Both the phonetic reading of the name and the character of the deity are defined. – Sumerian Liturgies and Psalms by Stephen Langdon
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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)
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. But, as usual, after the polite came the phonetic. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
  14. Bindle attentively wrote down a phonetic version of the customer's requirements. – Adventures of Bindle by Herbert George Jenkins