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Old 03-29-2005, 05:25 PM   #1
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Need help, when we say 20 it is twenty, when we say 10 it is ten. Why not say, to make things uniform, one-te for 10, one-te-one for 11, one-te-two for 12, one-te-three for 13, and so on.

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Old 03-29-2005, 05:28 PM   #2
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AHHHH Grasshopper.......now you know why english is the hardest language to learn.
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:10 PM   #3
 
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OMG! Not only will I need to learn metrics, but I will need to learn to count again!

Save me from such numerical horrors.....
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:12 PM   #4
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i can barely count as is... don't expect me to learn how to again lol
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#'s suck.

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Old 03-29-2005, 07:14 PM   #6
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Numbers are my nemesis! Haven't been able to remember a phone number since speed dialing became available...can't add or subtract since I got a calculator....I'm a mess!
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Old 03-29-2005, 07:22 PM   #7
 
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I guess the politically correct thing to say is that most women on this forum appear to be numerically challenged.

That is because as women we know everything else!
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Old 03-29-2005, 09:45 PM   #8
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I can count in Japanese

ichi
ni
san
shi
go
roku
shichi
hachi
kyu
ju

11 would be ju ichi
12 ju ni
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Old 03-30-2005, 02:33 PM   #9
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So my Uncle Junie (short for Junior) would be "Uncle Twelve" in Japanese. Love it.
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Old 03-30-2005, 03:16 PM   #10
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that's the way it is in german norgeskog, after you get past the teens (why does so much clear up and get easier after the teens? )


for instance:
eins, zwei, drei, vier, funf, sechs, sieben, acht, neun, zehn, for 1 to 10.
then elf, zwolf, for 11 and 12, (see, they're oddballs)
then dreizehn (3 - 10, or 13), vierzehn (4 - 10 or 14), funfzehn, sechszehn, siebzehn, achtzehn, neunzehn, zwanzig, for 15 thru 20.
then it gets easy, just the first 9 numbers and the decade marker. such as 21 is einsundzwanzig, or 1 and 20. 35 would be 5 and 30, or funfunddreizig.
it's very easy...
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