[LMB] Years, Chalionese and otherwise

Jim Parish 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.

Jim Parish


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