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4) In the verbs:

1) to promise, to practise, to debase, to loose, to loosen.

a i / 2) ending in -ease. to increase. U £<•<-

Except to ease, to please, to lease.

•5) to use in the sense of be accustomed1).


0 S is voiceless:

i ' ' *

ƒ ,•"£*»'' 1) Initially.

v 1 ' . 1 -cl

■ 7 /li

side. see. Jl^t , ><■ *<■< "-i~/ ■

This initial s remains voiceless when, owing to some prefix, it becomes medial.

aside. oversee. V--Ö * ^


Except: ; " —r**


a) to absolve (though absolution has s).2)

b) to observe with all its derivatives.

1) To use occurs in the sense of be accustomed only in the Past fense and the Past Participle, and is then invariably followed by an Infinitive with to.

He userf to go there.

or: He was used to go there (this construction, however, does not occur so often as the preceding).

Now the t of to makes the d of used voiceless; and this voiceless d ( — t) in its turn makes the s of used voiceless, so that the pron. becomes yüust.

2) Absolve is also heard with s.