Re: project Beta: Numbers
|From:||Jeffrey Jones <jsjonesmiami@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 29, 2006, 21:24|
On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 22:55:37 +0200, John Vertical
>Jeff Jones wrote:
>>For one of my new sketches, I've come up with a set of number words
>>that can handle cardinals from 1 to 9999. Comments are encouraged.
>>11. zbirge dai
>>12. zbirge sóci
>>20. sókrou zbíri
>>21. sókrou zbirge dai
>>30. klírou zbíri
>>40. scírou zbíri
>>50. zóbrou zbíri
>>60. dazbrou zbíri
>>6789 = dazbrou zbirge skózbrou zózboge klizbrou zbirge scirózbi
>Very nicely translucent. Is there any meaning to the c<>k alternation or is
>it purely decorative?
Thanks. It's the result of sound change; the i changes k to c.
>If I were you, I'd regularize the tens marker of 11-19 from -ge to -ou (it
>seems like a fairly European thing in the first place), but that's just my
Well, -ge indicates addition and -rou indicates multiplication. E.g.
21. sókrou zbirge dai
2 * 10 + 1-Plur
>>I'm not sure I like it, looking at it a second time; too many z's.
>Well, all the z's apparently stem from "zóbi". If there's some phoneme you
>*can* stand in abundance, you could just change that there. Or am I missing
No that's a good suggestion. I'll try to think of something.