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Re: CHAT: Measurements (was: Re: CHAT: browsers)

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Thursday, February 13, 2003, 7:22
Christophe Grandsire wrote:
>En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>: > > > > > Time for the next instalment of the aperiodic Conlang Conspiracy (tm). > > We're > > all going to consistently use "myriad" for 10,000 till it becomes > > accepted > > usage! > > > >Oops! In Maggel |muorhiadf| ['mIr\_j&d] (X-SAMPA with the usual Conlang >modifications) which *is* borrowed from "myriad" means "million" (and it >has >|bmuorhiadf| ['bIr\_j&d] for "billion" - Continental European meaning: "one >million million"). Really want to add even more Maggelity? ;)))
Last I checked, Maggel didn't have very many speakers, so few people'll be confused to to the Maggel usage. If we want to reduce maggelity as regards large numbers, we should start by forcing the Americans with ilk to use "billion", "trillion" etc in their proper meanings. After dealing with English, I'm sure we could easily compel the maggelophones to borrow the proper words for 10^6, 10^12 etc, as well as forcing them to use "muorhiadf" for 10^4. Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Protect your PC - get VirusScan Online


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