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From:Brian Betty <bbetty@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 26, 1999, 19:53
Matt a =E9crit: "The only numbers I remember are:=20
ed      "one"
zee     "two"
fuu     "three"
pup     "six"
gao     "nine"
sup     "ten"

This is reminiscent of North Asian Chinese and Chinese-derived systems.
Cantonese yat (/yet/), Mandarin yi < yit 1
Mandarin jiu, Cantonese kaw 9
Korean sip /Sip/ 10 =3D Mandarin shi /shr/
... all derived from older Chinese forms now lost except through
reconstructions. I think that the form 3 fuu is also familiar to me, but
from which system I cannot say. Something in Southeast China, I think.

Is this sheer chance, or not?

Tomboy: "a wench that skippeth as a boy."=20
- Richard Verstegen, 1605

"Moral indignation is jealousy with a halo."=20
- H.G. Wells