Is there a difference between the pronunciation of os (bone) and os (mouth) in Latin? Or any other differences between the two words or anything else you think I should know that's related?
I was wondering how similar this might be to the simplification of '-ts' to simple '-s' in the nominatives of ' t' stem nouns. In those, however, the the final 's' is a nominative case ending, which, like the accusative '-em', only attatches itself to m. or f. nouns in the athematic declensions. Athematic neuters take no ending whatever in the nom./acc. singular, so the analogy might not really hold here.he nominative ending in the third declension is usually -s, so oss-s -> *osss -> os, since Latin words never end in double s.