Banishing the letter “v” from the Latin alphabet
5/23/2019 3:05 PM EST
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I was looking at James Morwood’s A Latin Grammar (Oxford), when I espied at the foot of the introduction (p. vii) the following words:
I am delighted to have compiled the first Latin grammar in English to have banished the letter V from the Latin alphabet. It was never there.
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These words do smack rather of hubris, and one Amazon reviewer commented drily:
One bit of pretentiousness: the author is “delighted to have banished the letter ‘v’ from the Latin alphabet. It was never there.” Maybe not, but neither were lower case letters.
Just so. It does feel rather elitist, making...
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