I in addition
to quoting the authority of orators and historians
maintained that I was also supported by analogy.
For when I found ni ita pacunt in the Twelve Tables,
I noted that cadunt provided a parallel: it was clear
therefore that the present indicative, though now
obsolete, was paco on the analogy of cado, and it
was further obvious that we say pepigi for just the
same reason that we say cecidi.
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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