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It appears this phenomenon is not unique to the O interjection. The The Elements of Latin Grammar, etc p.175 notes: Ah, O, hei, heu, pro, si, vae, vah, and also most other monosyllables are seldom elided A Copious Latin Grammar p.383, is more restrictive in his list (and specifically mentions "interjections" rather than any monosyllabel), but he ...

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