[LMB] Years, Chalionese and otherwise
jparish at siue.edu
Fri Jun 22 01:03:03 BST 2018
Howard Brazee wrote:
>> On Jun 21, 2018, at 4:47 PM, A. Marina Fournier <saffronrose at me.com> wrote:
>> Karen, I think:
>>>> I know of quarter-day services in The Hallowed Hunt, but I don't know whether they signify a 4-day week (not surprising, one for each god other than the Bastard) or something else.
>> A quarter-day, at least in British parlance, marks a quarter of the year, or three months, rather than segments of four days.
> Interesting. I never would have guessed that definition. In the U.S., we would call that a quarter-year.
Stress matters, I think; "QUARter-day" sounds, to me, like a quarter
mark of a year; "QUARter-DAY" sounds more like six hours. I'm not sure
what stress would suggest a four-day sequence.
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