The Latin Language: A Historical Outline of Its Sounds, Inflections, and Syntax

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Allyn and Bacon, 1907 - Latin language - 258 pages
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Page 32 - ... simple and easy of application, — devised by some Greek grammarian for the division of words in writing, when one 1 Such seems to be the conception of Professor Bennett, eg, who (p. 31 of the Appendix) justifies skepticism with regard to the correctness of these rules for Latin by referring to " the irresponsible borrowing in the case of the testimony of the grammarians concerning the pronunciation of z.
Page 34 - In the Appendix, p. 32, he uses Priscian's argument from ablatus and abrado to show that in such words the mute must have been joined with the preceding vowel. Then, a little later, he says, "As regards the rule laid down in the Grammar ( 4, 4), to the effect that prepositional compounds are separated into their component parts, the evidence seems altogether against this. The division per-eo, inter-ea, gives us a closed (ie long) syllable, whence it would appear that the actual division in such...

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