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

From:Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>
Date:Sunday, February 16, 2003, 9:27
Tristan wrote:
> >Andreas Johansson wrote: >>Tristan wrote: > >>>Well, I'll be. I think that's a bigger problem that needs rectification >>>before we try replacing 'ten thousand' with 'myriad'. Of course, there's >>>always the problem that people will be confused by 'a myriad of ways' >>>(the most common meaning and perhaps the only current meaning) and 'a >>>myriad ways'. >> >>I'm not aware of any other current meaning, but then I'm a non-native >>speaker. Anyways, crowding out this usage was kind of the point. > >It means a lot, a huge amount, but not a particular amount. It's a >formal way of saying something like zillion, but it normally has 'of' >after it. > >Or if that was the one you were thinking of, the dictionary says it can >also mean 10 000 already.
To be perfectly clear; I am and was conscious of use of "myriad" as "very large number". I jokingly suggested that we CONLANG list members should try and replace this usuage with "myriad"="ten thousand". Andreas _________________________________________________________________ Help STOP SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*


Joe <joe@...>