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Re: Numerals in Conlangs (was; The Saharan page (was; Basquearticle))

From:Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>
Date:Friday, August 13, 1999, 0:24 writes:
> I don't know where the Malagasy got this >low-to-high strategy from - whether it's an Austronesian thing, >or an African thing, or just some language-particular >idiosyncrasy.
i dont think it's an Austronesian thing. For instance, in Tagalog, you do go from highest to lowest. The current year is: Isang libo siyam na raan siyamnapu't siyam - one thousand nine hundred ninety and nine. ____________________________________________________________________ "Raw to the floor like reservoir dogs" - A.V. Helden ____________________________________________________________________