[LMB] FILK: Winterfair is coming

Peter H. Granzeau pgranzeau at cox.net
Wed, 04 Dec 2002 18:40:04 -0500


At 17:51 12/04/2002 -0500, Mark A. Mandel wrote:
>On Wed, 4 Dec 2002, Meg Justus wrote:
>
>#I do agree with you that it would be a Betan cent and a Barrayaran
>#half-pence, though.
>
>No, no. "Pence" is the old plural of "penny". It would have been a
>Barrayaran half-penny, or "ha'penny".

I tend to agree, although modern Britain resurrected "pence" for the 
decimal currency.

The use of "Count" and "Mark" in a convergent kind of way, to roughly equal 
the uses in our own world's history, however, I have always wondered 
about.   One similarity is coincidence, two is too many.

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Regards, Pete
pgranzeau at cox.net