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I noticed a problem in the English etymologies data. There are spaces consistently missing, e.g. when describing the original languages.
For example, searching for: api/v2/entries/en-gb/magic, the etymologies data of the first entry looks like this:
"etymologies": [ "late Middle English: from Old Frenchmagique, from Latinmagicus (adjective), late Latinmagica (noun), from Greekmagikē (tekhnē)‘(art of) a magus’: magi were regarded as magicians" ]
There should be spaces in "Old Frenchmagique", "Latinmagicus", "Latinmagica", "Greekmagikē", "(tekhnē)‘(art of)".
Maybe they used to be in italics or some other formatting and there was a problem converting the data into plain text?
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