zwanzig

GermanEdit

German cardinal numbers
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    Cardinal : zwanzig
    Ordinal : zwanzigste

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German zweinzec, from Old High German zweinzug, from Proto-Germanic *twaintigaz, *twai tigiwiz. Cognate with Dutch twintig, West Frisian tweintich, English twenty, Danish tyve. The form zwanzig goes back to dialects that had early on lowered Middle High German -ei- to [aɪ̯] (especially Bavarian); elsewhere the contraction yielded zwenzig, which waned around 1700 along with the uncontracted zweinzig.

PronunciationEdit

  • (standard) IPA(key): /ˈtsvantsɪç/, [ˈt͡sʋän.t͡sɪç]
  • (southern Germany, Austria, Switzerland) IPA(key): /ˈtsvantsɪk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: zwan‧zig
  • Rhymes: -ant͡sɪç

NumeralEdit

zwanzig

  1. twenty

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