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Re: specialized numbers

From:Almaran Dungeonmaster <dungeonmaster@...>
Date:Saturday, December 22, 2001, 8:55
Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> > Interesting! What is the base of the mixed system? An obvious choice > would be 20 (4*5).
Nope. Since the language is originally a sort of a creole, the (lexical) numbers are a mixture of base 4 and base 5/10 numbers. With base 5/10 I mean a system that is base 10 essentially, but with special terms for some multiples of five. So different numbers are based on different sets: most multiples of five come from old human terms, and multiples of 4 come from elven terms. Above 20, both systems are used alongside each other. Maarten