[Spellyans] Abbreviating Ordinal Numbers

Craig Weatherhill weatherhill at freenet.co.uk
Wed Mar 25 17:37:15 GMT 2009


This is why I said that nessa, for 'second' is only weakly attested.   
I'm aware of the Late Cornish attestations but the meaning, 'second'  
or 'next', is unclear. So, to avoid doubt, I use secund for 'second'  
and nessa for 'next'.  So, 2d, rather than 2a.

Craig



On 25 Mer 2009, at 16:54, Michael Everson wrote:

> On 25 Mar 2009, at 16:36, nicholas williams wrote:
>
>> But in English we say the first year, the next year... and then the  
>> third, fourth and subsequent years, if necessary.
>
> Honestly? I wouldn't.
>
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