Re: A question regarding dictionary entries
|From:||Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 4, 2007, 9:15|
Den 2. aug. 2007 kl. 08.36 skrev Benct Philip Jonsson:
> Being etymologically inclined I feel pressed to point
> out that the "-ty" suffix in the English words for
> multiples of ten is cognate with _ten_. Perhaps you
> can coin a new 'English' suffix _-oct_, so _fouroct_?
That was an interesting idea. I suppose -teen must come from OG -
tehund or -te:hund, so perhaps we could assume an -ahtaud, giving OE -
eahtad, perhaps. Not sure what this would make in modern English
though. Perhaps /-eid/ or even /-ei/.