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Re: Numbers

Date:Sunday, January 23, 2000, 8:39
> -----Original Message----- > From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU]On > Behalf Of Barry Garcia > Sent: Saturday, January 15, 2000 12:22 AM > To: CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU > Subject: Re: Numbers
> Anyway, numbers get VERY long as you go up. It even took me about 10 > minutes to figure out how I would handle the number for last year. > Fortunately if the year is like 2000, it is quite simple to say: duweng > pali
This isn't conlangish, but an interesting thing I learned about a natlang, Gaelic (the Scottish variety at least). A friend of mine told me that Gaelic speakers usually say the names of years in English if the Gaelic version is long. However, they say <da` mhil> (or something like that, not sure of the exact spelling) for 2000 because it's so short :) They also often give the days of the week in English. Eric Christopherson