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LONDON:
TRÜBNER AND CO., 60, PATERNOSTER ROW.

1868.

[ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.]

GA

HERTFORD:

STEPHEN AUSTIN, PRINTER.

INTRODUCTION.

In representing the oriental sounds in English letters, the system of Sir William Jones has been employed, slightly modified. The vowels must, then, be pronounced as follows: viz., a as in arise; á as in far ; i as in wit ; i as in police ; u as in bush ; ú as in rule; e as in they; ai as in the Italian mai; o as in so; au as in the Italian paura.

The consonants must receive their usual English sounds, except that, as regards th and ph, the compounds must be sounded as in the words “pothook” and “haphazard,” not as in this” or thin” and philology."

This impression differs from the first by numerous alterations and additions; but they are such as, it is believed, the Author would have approved.

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