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TILT AND BOGUE; SIMPKIN AND CO.; AND ORR AND CO.
WRIGHTSON AND WEBB, BIRMINGHAM: WEBB, LIVERPOOL:

SIMMS AND DINHAM, MANCHESTER.

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ON THE PRONUNCIATION

OF SOME

LETTERS IN THE WELSH LANGUAGE.

C is always hard, as k. Capel Curiy is pronounced Kapple Kerrig.
Ch is a gutteral, sounded as in the German ich, or the Gaelic loch.
Dd, whether at the beginning, middle, or end of a word, is an aspirated d, and

has the sound of th in the word weather; thus Bedd, a grave, is pro

nounced Beth ; and the village of Beddgelert, Bethgelert. F has the sound of the English v. Ff, as f English. 1, ee, as in hid; or, if circumflexed, like our ee in been ; thus cîl is pronounced

keel. Ll is an aspirated 1, and has more the sound of chl than thl; thus Llangollen

is pronounced Chlangochlen. 0, as o in the English word don; or, if circumflexed, as o in the English word

tone. Ph, eph, an aspirated P. R, at the beginning of a word, is always aspirated. Th, eth, an aspirated T. V sounds like i in limb, lime, &c. ; when circumflexed, as ee in been. W is always sounded as oo, and the single s, as in noose ; thus Bettws is pro

nounced Bettouse. Y is, in some words, pronounced e, and in others as i, o, and u.

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