# Re: numerals

From: | David Peterson <digitalscream@...> |

Date: | Thursday, April 5, 2001, 17:38 |

In a message dated 4/5/01 10:32:03 AM, and_yo@HOTMAIL.COM writes:
<< For really large numbers, the Tairezazh system is actually more economic
than ours. We need words for every 3rd power of ten (plus for 10^1 and
10^2), but the numbers in between are expressed by adding a number up to 999
before the nearest smaller integer power. Tairezazh only need words for the
1st, 2nd, 4th, 8th, 16th, 32th etc power of ten. Thus they need fewer
(different) words to express numbers greater than 1000, tho' the difference
is small up to a few more powers of ten. >>
For my first language (I don't know why), I actually came up with short forms
for all the types (single, tens, hundreds, etc.) all the way up to
quadrillion. I must have been bored that day.
-David