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Numerals in conlangs (was Re: The Saharan page (was: Basque article))

From:Eric Christopherson <raccoon@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 11, 1999, 22:06
----- Original Message -----
From: Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
To: Multiple recipients of list CONLANG <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 2:35 PM
Subject: Re: The Saharan page (was: Basque article)

Thanks for the gematria info, Steg.

> Years can be written "with more specification", meaning with the > thousands marked, or "with less specification", without the thousands > marked. So you'd find TShN"Tt for (5)759 some places, and H'TShN"Tt for > 5759 other places.
Imagine computers programmed to use the Jewish calendar... we wouldn't be hitting the Year 6000 problem for quite a while now ;)
> Hmm....does anyone's conlang/conculture do stuff like that? > The Rokbeigalm have real numerals, which are based on finger-binary, so > they don't need to use letters.
I'm not sure what you mean by finger-binary...