Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Nine Nine

Nine letters hath September - the longest month.

Nine letters hath Wednesday - the longest day.

Except that SEPTEM means "seven" in Latin - which is a bit annoying.

Speaking of Latin, has anyone figured out why there isn't any sixth declension? Or are we missing something?

(Maybe that's what they keep in those secret archives in the Vatican. Hee hee.)


At 10 September, 2009 13:41, Blogger Sheila said...

I had a student who was SO advanced in Latin, he told me had studied up to the SEVENTH declension. Somehow I failed to be impressed with his tremendous extent of Latin knowledge ...

Yet I can hardly blame him -- considering all the time I spent wracking my brain for the ablative endings in Greek.


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