|Date:||Tuesday, January 18, 2000, 1:44|
Well, I think I have the numbering system of Di^me'l all figured out
It uses a base 16 system, so whenever I write a numeral (10) it is in
base 16, whereas the word written out is either base 10 or di^me'l,
To say you have so many of an object, you use the number as a prefix,
placing an 'o' after it (the number), so "I have thirteen nouns" is:
Ki nere'lu'be ga^rokxpy'
(I) (have) (C)(noun)
Note that whenever using a number, the noun is #always# in the plural:
manokxpy' == one cup
To form numbers above 10, you combine all the numbers with 'e's:
14B == manoke'ntete'tode'kemi^n.
1 * 100 + 4 * 10 + B
if the final number is a 0, nul is used:
2E50 == duos^a^rere'voke'ntepe'ntode'kenul
2 *1000 + E * 100 + 5 * 10 + 0
Commas are placed after every fourth digit. For numbers over 1,0000
(until 1,0000,0000 which I don't know yet), you act as though the first
four numbers are the prefix:
456,DBAC == te'toke'ntepe'ntode'kehe'ksofer
(4 * 100 + 5 * 10 + 6) *10000+ D *1000 + B * 100 + A
* 10 + C
For easier reading, spaces can go around 'e's. However, parenthasis can
be used for the over-comma numbers:
14B == manoke'nt e te'tode'k e mi^n.
2E50 == duos^a^r e re'voke'nt e pe'ntode'k e nul
456,DBAC == (te'toke'nt e pe'ntode'k e he'ksofer) e ga^ros^a^r e
mi^noke'nt e ri^lode'k e kad
Quite a mouthful at the bigger numbers. But then, this is base 16, so
even very rarely is 1,0000 even gotten to.
For negative numbers, just add the prefix "ne'gu'":
-23 == ne'gu'diode'ketri
I haven't figured out infinity, how to express imaginary numbers, etc,
but right now I think this works.
Now I need to figure out the symbols ^_^
Ki ki^tobe ci^ri^mu'g?