David Zitzelsberger wrote:
> Not just traditional typography (I'd be curious which langauges this was
> true), but English.
> ten, eleven, twelve, thir-teen
> dozen (10 in base twelve)
> gross (100 in base twelve)
> Any other languages with a language pre-disposition to another base?
Not a natlang, but my Gwr probably has leftovers from when they counted in
base-8 (they've been decimal now for over 1000 years). Food for thought--
perhaps there will be a unit derived from the word for hand (4 items). They
probably had 400 degrees to a circle (they still do, but now it's decimal)..
And probably measure room-sizes in some peculiar way, like the Japanese
(number of tatamis).
We need to get to work on Gwr...............