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Re: Numbers

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 18, 2000, 17:11
At 17:59 18/01/00 +0100, you wrote:
> >And Belgian French uses septante for 70 and nonante for ninety (80 still >being quatre-vingts). How come? Is this through analogy? Loan from Flemish? >
I've always wondered about that (The French Swiss use also huitante for 80). I don't know. Maybe analogy, or a differenciation between dialects of Parisian French (which became "French French") and the French spoken elsewhere... Christophe Grandsire |Sela Jemufan Atlinan C.G. "Reality is just another point of view." homepage :