G'day Carol and listers,
First thing I do when I come across an unusual word is put it in the URL bar
on the internet. This will open a search engine and find the word for you.
Here is the result for sennight
My blog at http://tasteach.edublogs.org
My class blog at http://wyatt67.edublogs.org
My class wiki at http://tasteach.wikispaces.com
Our community history wiki at http://sorelltas.wikispaces.com
Looking for information on early Sorell and Pittwater families, Tasmania
My webpages at www.wyatt-family.com/sue
Great genealogy chat room at www.looking4kin.com
Great games to play at www.youplay.com
[mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of Carol
Sent: Thursday, 30 April 2009 12:09 PM
Subject: [AUS-Tas] The letter S times two, and se'nnight..
Dear Alan, Dawn and Wynette,
Thanks Wynette: so obvious once you explain it..reminds me of some Americans
I met who asked me what a fortnight was, and after I explained, responded
with ,"Oh! You mean bi-monthly.", when I didn't really mean that at all
My experience with the early usage of the letter S is from early Australian
newspapers...they still don't seem to be used in any pattern that I can
discern..double S can be any combination, though , as you point out Dawn,
the 'f' like S often precedes the s...you have a more logical mind than mine
Alan..no rule leaps out at me yet!
An aside again...I'm frequently amused to read that some poor prisoner was
'sentenced to 100 lasses', and that so many 'fhips failled', in the
un-corrected scans on the wonderful NLA website.
Bye for now,
AUS-Tasmania Mailing List Website http://www.rootsweb.com/~austashs/
Contact Admin AUS-Tasmania-Admin(a)rootsweb.com
To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
AUS-TASMANIA-request(a)rootsweb.com with the word 'unsubscribe' without the
quotes in the subject and the body of the message