Re: Chuvash numerals

From: Marnen Laibow-Koser (
Date: Sun Aug 05 2007 - 21:05:38 CDT

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    On Aug 5, 2007, at 9:19 PM, Patrick Hall wrote:

    > Less formally, here's a photo, apparently:
    > Here's the quote that linked to it, perhaps someone here can
    > translate it:

    I'll try, although my Russian is not that great:

    > Нанесение чисел на бревна (встретил
    > в Шоркасах).

    Number markings on a log (found in ...).

    > Этнографы вроде
    > писали, что чувашские цифры в
    > отличие от римских писались справа
    > налево...

    Ethnographers have written that Chuvash numerals, unlike Roman
    numerals, are written from right to left...

    > Но тут порядок написания слева
    > направо.

    But here the sequence goes from left to right.

    > Видно, что дом
    > несколько раз пересобирали.

    Obviously, the house has been renovated a few times.

    > Судя по надписям раза 3 точно!

    To be precise, about three times, judging from the inscriptions!

    > В этом доме
    > ранее находился магазин.

    This building used to be a shop.

    > Сейчас вроде запертый был.

    Now it has been boarded up. [?]


    Marnen Laibow-Koser

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