Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > N added to Greek words ending in a short vowel to lengthen it “by position,” and “l” added to French words beginning with a vowel,

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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
N added to Greek words ending in a short vowel to lengthen it “by position,” and “l” added to French words beginning with a vowel,
 
when they follow a word ending with a vowel (as si l’on for si on), is called N or L “ephelcys’tic” (tagged-on); Greek, epi helko. (See MARKS IN GRAMMAR.)   1
 


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