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12052Re: [Czechlist] Address - origin?

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  • David Fuchs
    Jul 31, 2002
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      > Hello, Trudie & Jamie!

      and Simon!

      > According to the entry for the prefix ad- in the New Shorter Oxford
      English
      > Dictionary, the second d was there 'originally', i.e. in the Latin source
      > for the French word: ad + directum. Interestingly, the Romanian and
      Italian
      > versions of the word retain the double d.

      Are we talking about modern (contemporary) Italian? Not that it is my forte,
      but I don't think I've ever seen/heard anything but "indirizzo" for
      "address". Or maybe I just misunderstood what you've written.

      Best,

      David
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