# Re: More numbers and math

From: | taliesin the storyteller <taliesin@...> |

Date: | Sunday, October 1, 2000, 15:05 |

* Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...> [000923 01:22]:
> taliesin the storyteller wrote:
> > General follwup: does anyone have several number-systems for the same
> > conlang? târuven's got four so far (binary, base5, base8, base24) and
> > yes it's a mess!
>
> Oh dear... and I thought Nur-ellen was original by having both decimal
> (base 10) and duodecimal (base 12) numerals. You have beaten me out of
> the field.
>
> > Numbers 0-10 (dec) in base 5:
> > aìle þa ran 'venn kaìr nnta nnta-þa nnta-ran nnta-kaìr renn
>
> How different are the words in the different systems? Does each of the
> different number systems use its own morphemes for 1-digit numbers,
> or the same (i.e. _ran_ is 2 in base 8 and base 24 as well)?

It's the same up to 8. It's how to form numbers above 8 (base 8) and 24
(base 24) that I don't know how to do :)
0-11 (dec) in base 24:
aìren þa ran 'venn kaìr cu gaò di 'reì 'ûc myn vru
Base 24 is used the least in ordinary life, but it is the "scientific"
system, so very accurate measures, distance in space and time etc. are
in base 24.
t.