# Re: Ramyo Numbers

From: | Yoon Ha Lee <yl112@...> |

Date: | Saturday, November 10, 2001, 4:17 |

On Friday, November 9, 2001, at 08:14 , Muke Tever wrote:
> As ramyo only have four fingers on each hand, there are only four basic
> Rami
> numbers.
>
> pii+ci- "one"
> rka-rki+ "two"
> rhu-mbi- "three"
> cnä+sci+ "four"
>
> Any number that can be counted on one hand is {qhu+rshi-} "few", and any
> larger
> number is {lzi-gngi-} "many".
>

What a *sensible* way to make the distinction! :-) I'm never sure where
I came up with my personal couple (2), few (2-4), several (5-7), many
(more than that) distinctions.
Unfortunately, no suggestions on your real question (snipped), as I am not
familiar enough with number systems, but interested in seeing what you
come up with. :-)
Yoon Ha Lee [requiescat@cityofveils.com]
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