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Re: CONLANG Digest - 15 Jan 2000 to 16 Jan 2000 (#2000-17)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, January 18, 2000, 16:30
Nik Taylor wrote:

> Sure. In fact, I've imagined a usage _lev_ and _twel_ for base-10 11 > and 12, and the suffix -doz for multiples of twelve, so that 71 = > fivedoz-lev. For 144, "gross", above that, perhaps you could just reuse > base-10 words, redefining "thousand" as 1728 (base10)
FWIW, 1728 is a "great gross". After that you could start adding new "great"s, on the model of great-great-grandfathers. -- Schlingt dreifach einen Kreis vom dies! || John Cowan <jcowan@...> Schliesst euer Aug vor heiliger Schau, || Denn er genoss vom Honig-Tau, || Und trank die Milch vom Paradies. -- Coleridge (tr. Politzer)