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Tentative Ebisedian number system

From:H. S. Teoh <hsteoh@...>
Date:Wednesday, July 3, 2002, 17:40
I just had an idea for the upcoming Ebisedian number system. Instead of
saying "<number> of <noun>", such as "three cows" or "four horses", where
the number word modifies the noun, Ebisedian will have the *noun* modify
the *number*.

E.g., to talk about three children, you'd talk about a "child-three"
(child being adjectival). To talk about five dogs, you'd refer to a
"canine-five". The idea being that the number manifests itself in
different shapes and forms, rather than vice versa. So you'd talk about a
monetary-thousand rather than a thousand units of currency, a floral-ten
rather than ten flowers, and reddish-nine instead of nine (types of) reds.

What do people think of this idea? Good? Bad? Crazy? Stupid? :-)


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Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>