Well, I've never asked anybody in the Internet about his age. What's the real difference between person 23- and 24-years-old? Doesn't matter. "Here" it matters what you write, not how old are you. On the other hand, in real life one just see how old somebody is, then no problem.jan-ante wrote:he overlooked the most important application of numbers in the internet communication - age. it is one of the most popular topics in chat (alongside with sex and location).
ja rozumeju malo. but this is not a problem: machine translation between slavic languages works fine
2. that is a big question, you can read here a little, but the best article in wikipedia is in russian, so use a machine translation .
briefly, with ternary system you dont need the special words for 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and the expressions are much shorter than in binary system
aikidave wrote:Oh please, not a ternary system. I spent way too much time working in base 3, when learning to program computers mute luka + years ago! I still get nightmares about it!
jak Ote wrote:
So, why use base-3 system when base-10 is better in these terms? And base-60, sexigesimal, ancient Babylonian system is even much better?
one more interesting idea. but if so, should we define esun as exchange?
I like 'swap' better or even just 'trade'
I've talked about it with my jan lili last week, preparing an article about numbers in tp, and he noticed the same - suprise to me! - "nanpa mute" can mean "many numbers". But then he added that "number of many" is ok too. If it couldn't mean "number [of] many", then... how "nanpa wan" could mean "number one", not "one number"? Does "nanpa tu" mean "number two" or "two numbers"? Or both meanings are correct? Beeing new in the language we agreed that we cannot reject one or the other meaning, bacause we can't see any language means to distinguish them.janKipo wrote:'nanpa mute' means "many numbers" so can't the right thing to say about any particular number.
jan Sowelilili wrote: so I have no problem with saying nanpa Inli "sixty four" or writing nanpa "64"
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