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> Date:         Fri, 19 Oct 2001 18:16:26 +1000
> From: Tristan Alexander McLeay <[log in to unmask]>
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> How is English, given the nature of 'eleven' and 'twelve'? Partially base
> twelve but normally decimal? Or am I misunderstanding the concept?

Eleven comes from *ain-lif, meaning one left (after taking ten).
Twelve is similar. So these are actually base ten as well, just
expressing it a different way.

Lars Mathiesen (U of Copenhagen CS Dep) <[log in to unmask]> (Humour NOT marked)