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Allen and Greenough/ New Latin Grammar

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13. In some cases adjacent words, being pronounced together, are written as one:—

ūnusquisque (ūnus quisque), sīquis (sī quis), quārē (quā rē), quamobrem (quam ob rem; cf. quās ob rēs), rēspūblica (rēs pūblica), iūsiūrandum (iūs iūrandum), paterfamiliās (pater familiās).

Note— Sometimes a slight change in pronunciation resulted, as, especially in the old poets, before est in homōst (homō est), perīculumst (perīculum est), ausust (ausus est), quālist (quālis est). Similarly there occur vīn', scīn' for vīsne, scīsne, sīs (sī vīs), sōdēs (sī audēs), sūltis (sī vultis). Compare in English somebody, to breakfast; he's, I've, thou'rt.

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