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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
<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 >=========================================================================