It is often debated whether in our spelling of
prepositions we should be guided by their sound
when compounded, or separate. For instance when
I say optinuit, logic demands that the second
letter should be a b, while to the ear the sound is
rather that of p: or again take the case of immunis:
Quintilian. With an English Translation. Harold Edgeworth Butler. Cambridge. Cambridge, Mass., Harvard University Press; London, William Heinemann, Ltd. 1920.
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