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CONLANG  August 2009, Week 3

CONLANG August 2009, Week 3

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Re: Big numbers

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caeruleancentaur <[log in to unmask]>

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Tue, 18 Aug 2009 17:35:45 -0000

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--- In [log in to unmask], Andreas Johansson <andreasj@...> wrote:
>
> On Tue, Aug 18, 2009 at 5:40 PM,
> caeruleancentaur<caeruleancentaur@...> wrote:
> > --- In [log in to unmask], Andreas Johansson <andreasj@> wrote:
> >>
> >> Tairezazh uses a system with new names for 10, 10^2, 10^4, 10^8, etc.
> >>
> >
> > Senjecas uses a similar system. The exponential powers of base 10 are the basic names of the numbers in Senjecas:
> >
> > oi = 1
> > dems = 10
> > tsemtos = 100
> > jheslos = 1,000
> > sasros = 10,000
> > beezwos = 100,000
> > yomtsos = 1,000,000
> > dzyooros = 10,000,000
> > epos = 100,000,000
> > mingos = 1,000,000,000
> > tsepos = 10,000,000,000
> > ulwos = 100,000,000,000
> > munos = 1,000,000,000,000
> > marwos = 10,000,000,000,000
> > tsyumos = 100,000,000,000,000
> 
> Er? Maybe I'm missing something, but that doesn't seem particularly
> similar. In T., those numbers would be:
> 
> 1 = dza
> 10 = thel
> 100 = ksád
> 1,000 = thelksád (lit. "ten hundred")
> 10,000 = tsfail
> 100,000 = theltsfail (lit. "ten ten-thousand")
> 1,000,000 = ksádtsfail (lit. "hundred ten-thousand")
> 10,000,000 = thelksádtsfail (lit. "ten hundred the-thousand")
> 100,000,000 = gzhur
> 1,000,000,000 = thelgzhur (lit. "ten hundred-million")
> 10,000,000,000 = ksádgzhur (lit. "hundred hundred-million")
> 100,000,000,000 = thelksádgzhur (lit. "ten hundred hundred-million)
> 1,000,000,000,000 = tsfailgzhur (lit. "ten-thousand hundred-million")
> 10,000,000,000,000 = theltsfailgzhur (lit. "ten ten-thousand hundred-million")
> 100,000,000,000,000 = ksádtsfailgzhur (lit. "hundred ten-thousand
> hundred-million")

American Heritage Dictionary: similar = showing some resemblance; alike though not identical.

The similarity is in the resemblance of using exponents of 10 to name the basic numbers.

Charlie

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