The Phonographic Word-Book: Number One; Containing All the Monosyllables of the English Language, Inductively Arranged and Classified, According to the Modes in Which They Should Be Written in Phonography, Together with Rules and Explanations; Intended Im by S P Andrews (Paperback / softback, 2016)
Excerpt from The Phographic Word-Book: Number One; Containing All the Mosyllables of the English Language, Inductively Arranged and Classified, According to the Modes in Which They Should Be Written in Phography, Together With Rules and Explanations; Intended Immediately to Succeed the Com The invention of Phography (or, more properly, of Stem phography) is due to the genius of Isaac Pitman, of Bath, England, whose name it will inevitably place among the most eminent of those whom posterity will hor as the benefactors of mankind. Hardly more merit is to be attributed to him for the brilliant conception of the plan, than for the skill and nu wearying patience with which he has labored so successfully during more than ten years to perfect its details. It was un avoidable, however, that the art should labor during a while under the disadvantages of youth. There must be a period during which it had as yet discovered neither the full extent of its own powers, r their just limitations, and during which it was therefore liable to the two opposite dangers of a partial and stinted development on the one hand, and of exaggerated and unwarrantable pretensions on the other. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.