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Re: Etymology was Re: LATIN

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Posted by Mike Field on April 09, 2020 at 17:13:59 user mikefield.

In Reply to: Etymology was Re: LATIN posted by Adam Quinan on April 09, 2020 at 05:22:19:

'Fortnight' is still in common use in Oz.

I note that 'two weeks' and 'fortnight' have the same number of syllables, whereas 'week' is a shorter word than 'sennight'. Maybe sennight was dropped through laziness while fortnight was retained because it didn't really matter?

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