From: John Cowan (email@example.com)
Date: Sat May 15 2004 - 10:27:03 CDT
Chris Jacobs scripsit:
> So if people pronounce it as
> esriem we achad
> then they probably indeed write the digit 2 first.
Indeed, but the difficulty is that various Arabic colloquials don't
agree on the order of pronouncing numbers -- and modern standard
Arabic uses the least-significant-digit first style: one and twenty
and three hundred and ....
-- John Cowan www.reutershealth.com www.ccil.org/~cowan firstname.lastname@example.org Lope de Vega: "It wonders me I can speak at all. Some caitiff rogue did rudely yerk me on the knob, wherefrom my wits still wander." An Englishman: "Ay, a filchman to the nab betimes 'll leave a man crank for a spell." --Harry Turtledove, Ruled Britannia
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