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I i. This letter represents, in Latin,

I.I. The vowel whose short and long sounds are heard in the English word deceit.—
II.II. Before a, e, o, or u in the same syllable, the consonant which begins the English words yam, yes, yon, you. The character J, j, which represents the latter sound in some school-books, is an invention of the seventeenth century, and is not found in MSS., nor in the best texts of the Latin authors.

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