On Mon, 5 Nov 2001, H. S. Teoh wrote:

> The original idea really actually came from the title of a math book,
> called "Zero, One, Infinity" (or some variant thereof). So when I started
> working on my conlang and came across the issue of plurality, I thought
> the "usual" way of singular/plural is too boring. So instead of the idea
> of "one" and "many", I thought, how about "zero", "one" and "many"?

Makes sense. "Many" is simply the countless things that are there;
"zero" is the countless things that aren't there; and "one" is the
one thing that is here.

> T

> Curiosity kills the cat. Moral: don't be the cat.