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Re: CHAT: Happy New Year! Parinaye!

Date:Sunday, January 9, 2000, 2:36
> -----Original Message----- > From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU]On > Behalf Of Melissa Phong > Sent: Monday, January 3, 2000 12:59 PM > To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > Subject: Fwd: Re: CHAT: Happy New Year! Parinaye!
> >I don't think it would be unreasonable to imagine that this decade could > >revive the word "ought" for zero. > > I've noticed people keep writing ought, but isn't it *aught*? > > Ought for the auxiliary, aught for the number. > > BTW, my own preference would be to revive aught. One of my pet peeves is > when people say "oh" instead of "zero." > But twenty-zero-one (2001) sounds a bit cumbersome.
I really don't like the sound of aught/ought, but I saw a few people online calling this decade the "naughties," which I thought was cute :) Eric Christopherson