By Charles E. Bennett
Normal Books ebook date: 2009 unique book date: 1895 unique writer: Allyn and Bacon topics: Latin language overseas Language learn / Latin Notes: this can be a black and white OCR reprint of the unique. It has no illustrations and there is typos or lacking textual content. should you purchase the final Books variation of this ebook you get unfastened trial entry to Million-Books.com the place you could make a choice from greater than 1000000 books at no cost. Excerpt: bankruptcy III. HIDDEN volume. 36. A hidden volume is the amount of a vowel prior to consonants. one of these volume is named hidden, as unique from the volume of a vowel earlier than a unmarried consonant, the place the metrical employment of the be aware without delay shows no matter if the vowel is lengthy or brief. the amount of a vowel sooner than a mute with / or r is hidden except the syllable containing it look in verse used as brief. The equipment of selecting hidden volume are the next : 1. show testimony of old Roman writers, e. g. Cicero, Orator, forty eight. 159, the place the primary for the size of vowels sooner than nf, ns is laid down (see Â§ 37); Aulus Gellius, Nodes Atti- cae, ii. 17; iv. 17; ix. 6; xii. three. approximately each Roman gram marian furnishes a few little testimony of this sort, and although a few of them belong to a relatively past due interval, their proof usually preserves the culture of prior utilization, and therefore is entitled to weight. 2. The versification of the sooner Roman dramatists, particularly Plautus and Terence, with whom a mute ahead of a liquid by no means lengthens a syllable whose vowel is brief. for that reason, sooner than a mute via a liquid, the amount of the vowel regularly seems to be in those writers, being similar to the amount of the syllable, simply as in case of a vowel via a unmarried consonant. additionally, Plautus and Terence now not sometimes hire as brief many syllables which in classical poetry will be normally lengthy by way of place. Examples are the subsequent : juventus, Plautus, Most...