|From:||Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, January 18, 2000, 8:26|
Sorry, it was meant to the whole list, but a problem of Reply-to address
had it sent only to Muke.
>Date: Tue, 18 Jan 2000 09:02:20 +0100
>To: Muke Tever <realvinegar@...>
>From: Christophe Grandsire <Christophe.Grandsire@...>
>Subject: Re: Numbers
>At 02:18 16/01/00 -0500, you wrote:
>>But you could pull something like English or German, starting everything
>>over at ten (eight nine ten eleven twelve, but twenty-eight twenty-nine
>>thirty thirty-one thirty-two... "fifty-twelve" for sixty-two is weird, but
>>not as weird as "forty-twenty-two"?)
> You can also have very mixed systems. For instance, French has differentnames for numbers from 0 (zéro) to 16 (seize), and then it uses compounds
made in base 10 (17 is dix-sept: ten-seven for instance, 25 is vingt-cinq:
twenty five) with however a few twisting as from sixty to seventy nine,
French uses "soixante": sixty with the numbers from 1 to 19 (72 is
"soixante-douze": sixty twelve, and 79 is "soixante-dix-neuf": sixty ten
nine :) ). It does the same between eighty and ninety nine, but with eighty
being "quatre-vingts": four twenties :) . 99 is thus
"quatre-vingt-dix-neuf": four twenties ten nine :) .
> Christophe Grandsire
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