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

From:Jake X <starvingpoet@...>
Date:Wednesday, February 12, 2003, 1:52
> Chrsitophe Grandsire: > >Or because we don't have a single word for "ten thousands" (which seems
> >me > >to be the definite explanation ;)) ). As for Asian cultures which do have
> >single word for "ten thousands" but still group figures in threes, that's > >due > >to the fact that they borrowed the Arabic figures from us without
> >them > >to their use.
IIRC, Japanese uses [man] for ten thousand. In juxtaposition with [sEn] (thousand), [sEn sEn] is a million and [sEn man] is ten million. Someone please correct me on this. It's been a long while. [...]
> Andreas >


Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>