Septe [Re: Latin viridian]

From: g
Message: 18360
Date: 2003-02-01

>So sEpte > siepte > sieapte > $eapte > $apte.

Besides, there is the semi-colloquial (as well as old)
$epte. (Moreover, after the introduction of the
telephone, there has been the habit of saying
$epte in order to avoid misunderstandings bec. of
acoustics. Since the pronunciation of $ase (= six) is
quite close to $apte (= seven), esp. when mikes and
loudspeakers are weak AFA frequencies are concerned.)

>Miguel Carrasquer Vidal