|From:||Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, January 16, 2000, 14:23|
Mike Adams wrote:
> I know in one of my conlangs, numbers are handled as base 5, basically
> 1-5 is normal numbers, but from there on it is 5+1, 5+2, until it is 10,
> then it is twice five, then trice five+1 and so on.. It I expect has
> some limited when it gets beyond 5 time five+5 (30).
Why should it? Just as we use words for powers of ten, wouldn't they
use words for powers of five? That is, a special word for 25, a word
for 125, and so on.
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