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[20] But interjections must be added to those already mentioned. Others however follow good authority in asserting that there are eight parts of speech. Among these I may mention Aristarchus and in our own day Palaemon, who classified the vocable or appellation as a species of the genus noun. Those on the other hand who distinguish between the noun and the vocable, make nine parts of speech. But yet again there are some who differentiate between the vocable and the appellation, saying that the vocable indicates concrete objects which can be seen and touched, such as a “house” or “bed,” while an appellation is something imperceptible either to sight or touch or to both, such as the “wind,” “heaven,” or “virtue.” They added also the asseveration, such as “alas” and the derivative1 such as fasciatim. But of these classifications I do not approve.

1 Generally interpreted collective: but see Colson, Class. Quart. x. l, p. 17; fasciatim = in bundles (from fascis).

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