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

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Thursday, February 13, 2003, 9:57
En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>:

> > Last I checked, Maggel didn't have very many speakers,
No, but important ones. You may not see them, but they are <take dark voice> *everywhere* ;)))) . so few people'll
> be > confused to to the Maggel usage.
Not if Maggel becomes the next IAL, which is its ultimate goal of course ;))) . 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.
Yep yep! 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. >
Something I need to warn you: trying to force Maggel speakers to do anything will generally make you end up on the menu for the next dinner. And why would they need a word for 10^4 when they have a base 20 system? They already have |iuemahl| ["yImIL] for "8000". Christophe. Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.