Re: Types of numerals; bases in natlangs.
|From:||Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 17, 2006, 15:50|
Quoting Herman Miller <hmiller@...>:
> If the standardizers had come
> up with something less silly than "kibibyte" and "mebibyte" it might
> have caught on (why not "kilibyte" and "megibyte"?), but as it is, it
> hasn't, and artificial attempts to change the language aren't always
I don't know what's "silly" about kibi- and mebi-, but I think it's pretty clear
why they didn't go for kili- and megi-; thouse are awfully close to kilo- and
mega-, esp in language such as English, that tend to reduce unstressed vowels.