Re: Padraic's numbers (fi: JG's list of conlangs)
|From:||Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Friday, July 25, 2003, 1:38|
--- Joe <joe@...> wrote:
> In this system, 15 is 'bumfit', and 20 is
> 'jiggit', or something similar.
> After 10, you have 'yan a dick', 'tan a dick',
> and so on, until 15. After
> 15, it's yan a bumfit, tan a bumfit, again,
> until 20. I assume it goes yan
> a jiggit, then, but I don't know. I don't
> think the system goes much further than 20.
Curious. I didn't know how to count any higher
than 10 in "Cumbrian". It's curious, though, that
Kerno _can_ do similarly with yanipenthyck,
davipenthyck, travipenthyck, padgeoripenthyck,
ouygaint. It's that way in Brithenig as a matter
of course (yn e ghindig, dew e ghindig, etc.; but
dewnoe (18) rather than three-on-fifteen), and I
bet that's a feature of Cumbrian Brithenig in IB
Ne savem rhen cong quen dormises l' Etang; mays ieo savem que ne dormises
rhen di solèz.
-- per tradicièn Ewrnor