Re: correction (was: Not all Arabics are created equal...)

From: Roozbeh Pournader (
Date: Wed Jul 12 2000 - 09:06:56 EDT

On Wed, 12 Jul 2000, Gregg Reynolds wrote:

> But in any case, this doesn't change the main point: Persian may be
> spoken MSD-first, but its written forms are LSD-first.

No. Except when adding etc. (just like in English), Persian numbers are
written MSD-first. When I (and any other Persian speaker I know) try to
write something like "I have 12 books", which is "man 12 ketaab daaram" in
Persian, I write it in this fashion:

                                     1 NAM
                                     12 NAM
                                   K 12 NAM
                                  EK 12 NAM
                       MARAAD BAATEK 12 NAM

This means that Persian is also written MSD-first.


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