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43. Disappearance.—The ι and υ of diphthongs often disappear before a following vowel. Thus, ὑός from υἱός son, βο-ός genitive of βοῦ-ς ox, cow. ι and υ here became semivowels ([ιγλιδε], [υγλιδε]), which are not written. Cp. 148 D. 3.

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