Rabbiteen (embryogirl) wrote in linguaphiles,
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A question about French dates...

In my listening booklet for my French course, there is a section of people talking about their birth dates. Here is a rough example of what is said:

i. 27/2/1967 -- le vingt-sept  / f'évrier / mille-neuf cent soixante-sept.
ii. 2/11/1991 -- le deux / novembre / dix-neuf cent quatre-vingt-onze.
iii. 1/12/1987 -- le premiere / decembre / mille-neuf cent quatre-vingt-sept.
iv. 25/7/1994 -- le vingt-cinq / julliet / mille-neuf cent quatre-vingt-quatorze.
v. 15/9/1988 -- le quinze / septembre / dix-neuf cent quatre-vingt-huit.
vi. 19/5/1990 -- le dix-neuf / mai / mille-neuf cent quatre-vingt-dix.
vii. 19/5/1995 -- le trente / avril / dix-neuf cent quatre-vingt-quinze.
viii. 5/3/1984 -- le cinq / mars / dix-neuf cent quatre-vingts quatre.
ix. 28/8/1972 -- le vingt-huit / août / mille-neuf cent soixante douze.
x. 12/6/1996 -- le douze / juin / dix-neuf cent quatre-vingt-seize.

My question is, why is it sometimes 'mille-neuf' and other times 'dix-neuf'? Is there something obvious here that I simply can't see? I'm so confused!
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