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On 4/19/13, Kjell Rehnström <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> By the way, Danish has nearly the
> same system with tens. They say 50
> and then 3 times 20, and 70 is 4
> and a half times 20, and 80 is 4
> times 20.

Technically English has this as an option at least. Thus in the
opening of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, "four score and seven years
ago" renders French "quatre vingts sept" almost verbatim.

Steve