Well, in Scots it's "alumeenium", which just sounds like a Scot suffered from bad spelling.
On Tue, 6 Sept 2022, 23:54 Bob Sneidar via use-livecode, < email@example.com> wrote: > Excerpt from WordOrigins.org: > > In 1808, British chemist Humphry Davy postulated the existence of a > metallic form of alumina ore, which he dubbed alumium. > > Davy later changed the name to aluminum. He writes in his 1812 Elements of > Chemical Philosophy: "As yet Aluminum has not been obtained in a perfectly > free state." > > Yet that same year, other British chemists settled on the name aluminium, > the ending of which they thought was more consistent with the other > elements. > > So the theoretical substance was dubbed Aluminum first, but other > scientists decided to call it Aluminium, even though no one knew if it > existed or could exist yet. > > Bob S > > > > > On Sep 6, 2022, at 13:38 , Mark Wieder via use-livecode < > firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote: > > > > On 9/6/22 13:19, Mike Kerner via use-livecode wrote: > > > >> or the way they spell "favourites", or pronounce "Aluminum". Do you see > an > >> extra "i" in there? No? It's invisible, that's why. > > > > Yeah. About that. > > The "aluminium" version actually preceded "aluminum" by several years, > so if anything the U.S. version is actually the weird one. There are very > few other elements that veer from the standard "ium" suffix into just "um": > molybdenum, lanthanum,, tantalum, platinum, and all of those are transition > metals. > > > > https://www.merriam-webster.com/words-at-play/aluminum-vs-aluminium > > > > -- > > Mark Wieder > > ahsoftw...@gmail.com > > > _______________________________________________ > use-livecode mailing list > email@example.com > Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your > subscription preferences: > http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode > _______________________________________________ use-livecode mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org Please visit this url to subscribe, unsubscribe and manage your subscription preferences: http://lists.runrev.com/mailman/listinfo/use-livecode