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

From:FFlores <fflores@...>
Date:Thursday, August 12, 1999, 2:18
Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...> wrote:

> >> Hmm....does anyone's conlang/conculture do stuff like that? > >> The Rokbeigalm have real numerals, which are based on finger-binary, > >>so they don't need to use letters. >=20
The system is really cool... Though I have a serious problem producing a (decimal) eight. :-) I use plain decimal numerals for Drasel=E9q. The only difference with our numbers is that you begin by the lowest end. That is, 1234 is 'four thirty two-hundred one-thousand'. It seems a bit unnatural though... Do you know of natlangs who do this? I'm thinking the order could be exchanged to all refining round numbers. Like 'one-thousand... well, and two-hundred and fifty' (a top-bottom approach). --Pablo Flores