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# Re: project Beta: Numbers

From: Jeffrey Jones Sunday, January 29, 2006, 21:24
```On Thu, 26 Jan 2006 22:55:37 +0200, John Vertical
<johnvertical@...> wrote:
>
>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.
>>
>>1. da
>>2. sóci
>>3. kóli
>>4. scíri
>>5. zóbi
>>6. dazbi
>>7. skózbi
>>8. klizbi
>>9. scirózbi
>>10. zbíri
>>11. zbirge dai
>>12. zbirge sóci
>>   etc.
>>20. sókrou zbíri
>>21. sókrou zbirge dai
>>   etc.
>>30. klírou zbíri
>>40. scírou zbíri
>>50. zóbrou zbíri
>>60. dazbrou zbíri
>>   etc.
>>100. zózbi
>>
>>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
>opinion there.
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.
>>
>>Jeff
>
>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
>something?
No that's a good suggestion. I'll try to think of something.

>
>John Vertical
>=========================================================================```