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

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 11, 2003, 19:44
Chrsitophe Grandsire:
>Or because we don't have a single word for "ten thousands" (which seems to >me >to be the definite explanation ;)) ). As for Asian cultures which do have a >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 adapting >them >to their use.
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! Andreas _________________________________________________________________ The new MSN 8: advanced junk mail protection and 2 months FREE*


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