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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 > successful
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. Andreas


Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>