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
> 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
> large numbers, we should start by forcing the Americans with ilk to
> "billion", "trillion" etc in their proper meanings.
After dealing with
> English, I'm sure we could easily compel the maggelophones to borrow
> proper words for 10^6, 10^12 etc, as well as forcing them to use
> 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".
Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.