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From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Saturday, June 7, 2003, 3:21
Whad I tell ya, John, in Kalamazoo!  They're all composers, computer
whizzes, mathematicians, readers, artists, as well as linguists on this
list.  A high order.  :)

Sally Caves

----- Original Message -----
From: "John L. Leland" <CountSirJehan@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 10:50 PM
Subject: Re: French and German (jara: An introduction)

> Oddlyt enough, I feel in love with German when I read Kafka's Vor dem > Gesetz--before that it was just drudgery. > John Leland
Mark Reed, uarlo krespr: The math is pretty easy, actually. If you pick any two-digit number where X is the first digit and Y is the second digit (for instance, if you pick 37, then X=3 and Y=7), then the number itself is equal to (10 times X) + Y (by the definition of the way we write numbers), which is written 10X + Y. The sum of the digits is X + Y. So the answer will always be 10X + Y - (X + Y) which is 10X + Y - X - Y which is 9X That is, 9 times your original tens digit. Jan van Steenbergen, galleylivar, uarlo tyr krespr: Speaking for my own music, I would say that it expresses my own personality, taste, and aesthetics rather than my emotions. Herman Miller, fandivar, uarlo tyr krespr: Zireen eyes have color receptors that are sensitive to yellow, turquoise, indigo, and ultraviolet. Zireen languages have distinct words for all the secondary colors made by combining any two of the four primary colors (examples from Karidhi): Sal