12052Re: [Czechlist] Address - origin?
- Jul 31, 2002
> Hello, Trudie & Jamie!and Simon!
> According to the entry for the prefix ad- in the New Shorter OxfordEnglish
> Dictionary, the second d was there 'originally', i.e. in the Latin sourceItalian
> for the French word: ad + directum. Interestingly, the Romanian and
> 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.
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