4) ie — ai -s (2 syllables), before t en tv.
VA \ ""^X —^ f4*" 1 *" diet. anxiety. variety. .invih» r' $*** ^Vv ,vjyZ and *n the words:
fiery. brier. cliënt, science.
§ 47. Ie arising from y bas the same sound as this y.
enemies plural of enemy ie and y = ï-,
allies' „ „ ally ie and y = ai.
Except in the following cases when ie becomes two syllables:
In ordinal numbers:
' twentieth. ie = ï-g.
tv i r 2) In the degrees of comparison.
' happier, happiest, ie = 1-3.
3) In the 2nd person sing. pres. Indic. of verbs in y.
thou triest ie = ai-o.
4) In the 3rd person sing. pres. Indic. in th:
he trieth. ie — ai-s.
§ 48. Ieu = Iew = ü«. in adieu en view. (iW
Note that lieutenant = leften'snt.
and messieurs = mes'hz.