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