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Re: zeroth. was Re: Please welcome . . .

From:Christian Thalmann <cinga@...>
Date:Friday, December 19, 2003, 9:38
--- In, "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@M...> wrote:

> Sadly, John's limerick doesn't rhyme for me, since I don't > pronounce powers as ordinals unless I'm including the word "power". > So x^n is "x to the n" or "x to the nth power", but not *"x to the nth". > Similarly, x^(n+1) is "x to the quantity n plus one" or "x to > the n-plus-one'th power", which includes the desired "oneth" but loses > the scansion and rhyme.
Then how about replacing hundred-oneth by n-plus-oneth in the poem? -- Christian Thalmann