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On Sun, Jun 8, 2014 at 7:08 PM, Daniel Bowman <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I'm happy to present the Angosey numbering system - and I'm especially excited because it has some fun mathematical properties.  I am not sure if I've mentioned this before, but Angosey is base-28.  About three years ago, I wrote the 28 symbols for each digit.  There was no pattern or thought behind them, and (predictably) I could never commit them to memory.  And it seemed too arbitrary.  The Angosey developed a base-28 system because 28 is a perfect number...surely there had to be a pattern, a rationale, to the symbols they used.

I guess I don't know enough about number theory, but what is the
advantage of having a perfect number as a base?