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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/. LEF