[Spellyans] Plural forms

Michael Everson everson at evertype.com
Sun Jun 3 12:01:02 IST 2012


For the purposes of automatic wild-card computer translation I would recommend the decimal counting system.

On 3 Jun 2012, at 11:06, Nicky Rowe wrote:

> Do we know what the most common way of forming large numbers in the texts was, if any?
> 
> I've been asking around and there is confusion even among fluent speakers about how to distinguish 283,000, 200,083 and 203,080, due to position of the 'mil'.
> 
> If the 'a vilyow' way is common in the texts I might prefer to just use that system...
> 
> Nicky
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> On 2 June 2012 15:43, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:
> 21,000 restren = 21,000 files
> 
> One can use the decimal counting system and say
> dew dheg hag udn vil restren.
> 
> Perhaps the most natural way of saying the phrase would be:
> udn vil warn ugans a restrednow.
> 
> Nicholas
> 
> On 2 Jun 2012, at 13:36, Nicky Rowe wrote:
> 
>> 21,000 files would be 21,000 a restrednow, but how is that spoken? Are we to say 'onen warn ugens a vilyow a restrednow', with two particles? Or do we have to use 'udn vil warn ugens a restrednow'? What is the preferred form for multiples of a thousand over 20,000?
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