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Contraction of EST in Latin

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The paper analyses the contraction of est (-st). This phenomenon is generally known as 'prodelision' or 'aphaeresis' and is considered a metrical sandhi phenomenon, graphically expressed only in early Latin texts. After the introduction (1), the paper presents the first systematic collection of the evidence for this form (2), followed by a phonological discussion (3), and by the conclusions (4), which aim to show that this was a more complex and widespread phenomenon than is normally believed...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, HUM, Classics
Journal:
TRANSACTIONS OF THE PHILOLOGICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
109
Issue:
3
Pages:
327-343
Publication date:
2011
DOI:
EISSN:
1467-968X
ISSN:
0079-1636
URN:
uuid:c1dfc771-d9c9-48b4-a13f-c994aedefc9a
Source identifiers:
314461
Local pid:
pubs:314461
Language:
English

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