Excerpt from The Modern Business Speller: Including Pronunciation and Meaning of More Than 3, 000 Different Words and Rules of Spelling Preceded by an Orthoepy; For Use in Business Colleges, Academies and High Schools
Accurate pronunciation is of the first importance in learn... ing to spell. Our language is unphonetic to a slight degree only. The pronunciation is an index to the spell ing of a great majority of words, and every exercise in spelling is, of necessity, an exercise in pronunciation also. For this reason, the exercises in this book have the words divided into syllables and marked diacritically, thus asso ciating the correct spelling With the correct pronunciation.
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