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.