Мария Капшина, Морана, Spielbrecher (viata) wrote in linguaphiles,
Мария Капшина, Морана, Spielbrecher
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French numerals 70+

I've been wondering about French numerals for quite a while already, but couldn't find any good info. How did it end up with soixante-dix, quatre-vingts and quatre-vingt-dix in France instead of septante, huitante and nonante? Can anybody give an explanaton or a link to a good French language history source?
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