[NTLK] [OT} Re: 20 MB memory cards FAQ

Dennis Swaney romad at aol.com
Mon Dec 3 19:12:20 EST 2012

English, which is descended mainly from Germanic languages, used to be that
way: "Four and twenty blackbirds..." is an example

Dennis B. Swaney

On Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 3:21 PM, Matej Horvat <redjazz_slo at yahoo.com> wrote:

> --- On Mon, 12/3/12, Matthias Melcher <mm at matthiasm.com> wrote:
> > The hard part is that in German, for some reason, the one
> > come before the tens, so "twentyone" becomes "einundzwanzig"
> > (oneandtwenty), so 123,456 is
> > "einhundertdreiundzwanzigtausendvierhundertsechundfünfzig"
> > (unehundredtreeandtwentythousandfourhundredsixandfifty).
> Same in Slovene. We probably got this feature from the Austrians, because
> other Slavic languages don't have it. So "sto triindvajset tisoč štiristo
> šestinpetdeset" (hundred threeandtwenty thousand fourhundred sixandfifty).
> And our tens and hundreds are all regular, except for twenty, and six
> hundred is also an exception, because it's written "šeststo" but I have
> only ever heard it pronounced "šesto".
> Matej Horvat

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