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Re: Counting on fingers (was: Re: [CONLANG] A question regarding dictionary entries)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 1, 2007, 17:27

On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 11:23:24 -0400, John Crowe wrote:

> I once heard someone's theory of the duodecimal system's origin that said > the segments on the fingers of one hand not including the thumb were > counted, arriving at twelve. Numbers would be signed by touching the thumb > to the appropriate segment. For example, touching the thumb to the base of > the middle finger would mean 6.
This is basically what the British Elves, who have a duodecimal number system, use. ... brought to you by the Weeping Elf