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OT: coins and currency (was: [Theory] Types of numerals)

From:Roger Mills <rfmilly@...>
Date:Thursday, January 5, 2006, 19:48
Nomad of Norad David C. Hall wrote:
> There used to be a dollar coin that was way bigger. Seems to me it was > the Kennedy dollar. Seems to me there also used to be a half-dollar > coin or some such thing... >
It was the Eisenhower dollar-- silver dollars of any sort were never exactly common, but nowadays they're downright rare. And it was the Kennedy half. (and 50c pieces used to be much more common; now I'm amazed when I get one).
> Speaking of "dollar," what other common words could be used in place of > "dollar" as a word for the lowest non-change denomination in a given > culture's currency? >
Well, on Cindu there's the taruna coin (slang truni); the Gwr call it tru ni; worth somewhat more than a dollar though I don't know the present exchange rate..... The currency is decimal. "Cent" is kurok (slang kroki) < kurongo 'hundredth'. There 50kr, 25kr, 10kr, 5kr and 1kr coins called resp. mekunjo or kronjo (< 'divide'), kroka (< 4), kropot (<10), kronim (<5) and kromi~krombi (< -mik 'little') or prangi (< 'zinc'). There are also 1 and 2 truni coins, everything above that is paper.


Nomad of Norad -- David C Hall <nomad-conlang@...>
Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>coins and currency