"and" in numerical expressions

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Tue May 12 20:24:50 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 2:53 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu> wrote:

> What's always caught my attention is the rendering as either
> _The Book of A/The Thousand Nights and One Night_
> or even
> _The Thousand Nights and a Night_
> I don't know if this is courtesy of Richard Burton (the 19th c. one)
> or if it somehow represents the original Arabic more faithfully.

The original title appears to be
Kitāb 'alf layla wa-layla
(the) book (of) / (a) thousand / night(s) / and - / (a) night

Mark Mandel

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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