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Re: OT: Roman Calendar (was Re: USAGE: syllables)

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Sunday, June 15, 2003, 4:47
Nik Taylor scripsit:

> I wouldn't be surprised if _Quinctilis_ were an alternate, archaic, > spelling convention. Not all words had fixed spellings in Latin, after > all.
Just so. _quinctus_ is the archaic version of _quintus_ 'fifth', and all the various words derived from it (the personal name _Quintus_, the gens name _Quintilius_, the month name _Quintilis_, etc.) can all be spelled quinct-. But certainly quint- is not wrong. -- What is the sound of Perl? Is it not the John Cowan sound of a [Ww]all that people have stopped banging their head against? --Larry