Excerpt from Lairds and Lee's Webster New Standard Dictionary of the English Language: For All Grammar and Common School Grades; Contains Hundreds of New Words Definitions, Pronunciation, Synonyms, Etymology, Rules for Dividing Words Into Syllables The same system is followed in the sound of o as in move. The sound of this vowel in move is the same as the sound of u in rude. But in the dictionaries referred to it is indicated as follows: moov and rud. In webster' S new standard dictionary the one marking indicates the one sourd in both words as follows: mov and rod.
The vowel sound in the penults of believe, adequate, aggregate, etc has been marked (6 or 6) long since the introduction of diacritical markings. Webster's new standard dictionary is the first lo' indicate it as short, conforming to the actual pronunciation.
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