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From: "Richard Damon" <>
Subject: RE: [TMG] Date Modifiers
Date: Thu, 11 Mar 2004 10:27:10 -0500
In-Reply-To: <000901c4076c$cc552110$6401a8c0@MYRNICE>

It really depends on what you think "about" means. My sources tend to define
"say" as a guess. An example would be you know the date of marriage of a
couple and the order their children were born, but are missing dates, you
guess that the children were born about every two years apart after the
marriage, and give these a "say" date. It tells people that the dates could
be quite far off, and you have little evidence for them. I tend to treat
"about" and "circa" as pretty much the same ("circa" can be translated as
"about") and typically use it when I am computing a year from a age, or I
have other evidence that something happened in close proximity to another

Richard Damon
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: William M Roberts [mailto:]
> Sent: Thursday, March 11, 2004 8:29 AM
> To:
> Subject: RE: [TMG] Date Modifiers
> In TMG I see the date modifier "Say" as a synonym for "About" as About
> was used in other programs. Are there any others that feel this way?
> Myrnice

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