|Date:||Sunday, January 23, 2000, 8:39|
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> 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
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.