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Pygmalion

By: George Bernard Shaw

... PYGMALION By George Bernard Shaw 1912 PREFACE TO PYGMALION A Professor of Phonetics AS WILL BE SEEN LATER ON, Pygmalion needs, not a pref- ace, but a... ...his own despite that he was squeezed into something called a Readership of phonetics there. The future of phonetics rests probably with his pupils, wh... ... note taker’s left] How do you do it, if I may ask? THE NOTE TAKER. Simply phonetics. The science of speech. That’s my profession; also my hobby. Happ... ...ial millionaires. And on the profits of it I do genuine scientific work in phonetics, and a little as a poet on Miltonic lines. THE GENTLEMAN. I am my... ...t has told on me. It was interesting enough at first, while we were at the phonetics; but after that I got deadly sick of it. If I hadn’t backed mysel... ... What’ll you teach, in heaven’s name? LIZA. What you taught me. I’ll teach phonetics. HIGGINS. Ha! Ha! Ha! LIZA. I’ll offer myself as an assistant to ... ...sion means nothing else to them; and that Higgins could have a passion for phonetics and idealize his mother instead of Eliza, would seem to them absu... ... working in the city. When Eliza referred again to her project of teaching phonetics, Higgins abated not a jot of his violent opposition to it. He sai... ...nything was a joke that never palled, grasped the fact that business, like phonetics, has to be learned. On the piteous spectacle of the pair spending...

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The Works of Edgar Allan Poe in Five Volumes Volume Five

By: Edgar Allan Poe

...n general terms what we all meant. Mr. Gliddon replied at great length, in phonetics; and but for the deficiency of American printing-offices in hiero...

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Notes on Life and Letters

By: Joseph Conrad

...series of vocal sounds which must have borne sufficient resemblance to the phonetics of English speech, for his face broke into a smile of comprehensi...

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