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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 as well. Padraic. ===== Ne savem rhen cong quen dormises l' Etang; mays ieo savem que ne dormises rhen di solèz. -- per tradicièn Ewrnor .