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1 Such is the popular and ordinary mode of explanation. In reality, however,
2 The second syllable in connubium is naturally short, but it is occasionally
4 In Ionic 'Ixcovña, in Attic 'Incovéa.
1 In such words as these the letter i is considered to have had the force of a
6 The pause after riemus, as required by the sense, must also be taken into
7 Consult note on i. 611.
8 In truth, however, one of the short component vowels of the diphthong e is
1 The diphthong yi answers to the Greek vi. Thus, Harpyia, "Apavia.
4 The final vowel of semi is here elided. Some, however, prefer to make the i of
5 The true principle is stated in the note to i. 16.
i Consult note on iii. 578.
2 Observe that the final vowel in Ilio is short here, because, after one of the
3 The poets occasionally take advantage of the double power of u, and make it
4 Consult note on iii. 578.