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

ūnusquisque (ūnus quisque)
sīquis ( quis)
quārē (quā )
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.

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 the English words somebody, to breakfast; he's, I've, thou'rt.

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Suggested Citation

Meagan Ayer, Allen and Greenough’s New Latin Grammar for Schools and Colleges. Carlisle, Pennsylvania: Dickinson College Commentaries, 2014. ISBN: 978-1-947822-04-7. http://dcc.dickinson.edu/grammar/latin/combinations