[Spellyans] Abbreviating Ordinal Numbers

Pat Miller patmiller4 at btinternet.com
Tue Mar 24 17:47:07 GMT 2009

Must admit I prefer the suffix, it 'anchors' the date.

From: Eddie Climo <eddie_climo at yahoo.co.uk>
To: Standard Cornish discussion list <spellyans at kernowek.net>
Sent: Tuesday, 24 March, 2009 5:39:39 PM
Subject: Re: [Spellyans] Abbreviating Ordinal Numbers

Agreed; I also prefer to omit the suffixed letters in both English and Cornish dates.

However, it's worth emphasising that this is merely a matter of personal preference or style, as it would be in Cornish. Others may wish to make different choices, and they'd be none the worse for that!


On 24 Mer 2009, at 16:57, nicholas williams wrote:

... In dates, however, I prefer to omit the -es always:

25 Merth 2009
3 Gwyngala 2010
17 Gortheren 1956
31 Est 1975, h.e.

This is what Irish does and it seems to be more elegant than adding es whether superscript or not.
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