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Re: YYMMDD (was: Re: Laadan)

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Saturday, December 14, 2002, 23:43
From: "Isaac A. Penzev" <isaacp@...>

> On Fri, 13 Dec 2002 15:23:44 -0600 Danny Wier wrote: > > <<<Arabic is day, month, year. Numerals are also written in reverse > order: ones first, then tens, then hundreds... so DDMMYY makes sense.
> Sorry, but that's WRONG!!! > Arabic *numbers* are written the same way we do: from left to right. > Arabic *numerals* afaik show the general Semitic pattern: > if they consist of tens and ones, ones come first, and then tens. > All other numerals go as they are.
If you read the DIGITS from right to left, it's ones first. Which I'm still getting used to; I still have to read the numbers from left to right and think in "Western" terms. Shouldn't be too hard, since I learned how to add, subtract and multiply using the rightmost digit first (long division is the other way). But I get "number" and "numeral" confused a lot.
> ObConlang: I think I'll take this feature into Rumiya. > 365: tres tzentos i tzinko i sesenta > 38: oyto i trinta > Why not?
German does that, and I think the Celtic languages do as well.