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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 [] Q: How many mathematicians does it take to screw in a light bulb? A: None. It's left to the reader as an exercise.