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Matins or Mattins?

Is the British spelling of Matins, Mattins? All my correspondence
has contained this word spelled as "Mattins".

Scott Bennett
Grace Episcopal Church
scottbe(a)awod.com

on May 15, 1999 6:38am
Yn erthygl , sgrifenodd Scott
Bennett
>Is the British spelling of Matins, Mattins? All my correspondence
>has contained this word spelled as "Mattins".

Not particularly. My (British) dictionary defines "Mattins" as "a
variant spelling of Matins". It's just that it is spelt "Mattins" in the
Book of Common Prayer, so that's the way most people who use the BCP
spell it.

As far as I am aware, Catholics in Britain spell the word "Matins", and
that's the way it is spelt in the Liber Usualis, etc.

>
>Scott Bennett
>Grace Episcopal Church
>scottbe(a)awod.com

--
John Sullivan
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Die dulci fruimini, o vos omnes!
remove the dots from the first three (Welsh) words for my real address

on May 15, 1999 11:44am
>Is the British spelling of Matins, Mattins? All my correspondence
>has contained this word spelled as "Mattins".
>
>Scott Bennett
>Grace Episcopal Church
>scottbe(a)awod.com

The word is Latin, and in Latin is spelled matins.

John

John R. Howell
mailto:John.Howell(a)vt.edu
Chair, Music Curriculum Committee
Virginia Tech Department of Music
Blacksburg, Virginia 24061-0240
Vox (540) 231-8411 Fax (540) 231-5034


on May 15, 1999 2:00pm
John Howell wrote:
> >Is the British spelling of Matins, Mattins? All my correspondence
> >has contained this word spelled as "Mattins".


> The word is Latin, and in Latin is spelled matins.

Are you making this up? The word is French, the
Latin is "matutinum." John Sullivan's reply, that the
mainly Brit. use of the variant "mattins" seems to be
due to its use in the Book of Common Prayer.

--
Warren Steel mudws(a)olemiss.edu
Department of Music University of Mississippi
URL: http://www.mcsr.olemiss.edu/~mudws/

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