# Numbers and math

From: | taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...> |

Date: | Thursday, September 21, 2000, 18:11 |

A classic question is: how do you count to ten in your conlang?
Generalizing:
- do you form ordinals from cardinals? how? if not, how?
- do you have a zero?
- can numbers be negative?
- fractions? percentiles? if it's not a decimal system, is there
something instead of percentiles?
- how do you add, subtract, multiply and divide? (if you know how)
- what about raising to the nth power and n-roots?
I think I'll stop there but you get the idea :)
I'm asking because there are lotsa new langs here, plus I've finally
gotten those much wanted târuven numbers from 0 to 10 in place, but my
guesses at how higher numbers (for instance 73 (decimal)) are formed
somehow feels wrong, so I need tips (actually I need a târuven book on
mathematics but I haven't found any so far ;) ).
t.