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Re: Numbers

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. -- "Old linguists never die - they just come to voiceless stops." - anonymous ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor