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Re: [Tlhingan-hol] do any human cultures count like Klingons do?

De'vID ([email protected])

On Thu, Sep 18, 2014 at 11:53 AM, Anthony Appleyard
<[email protected]> wrote:
> The Mexican Nahuatl language's numbers count 20-adic.

chay' ngoDqoq vI'ollaH? Hal cho'anglaH'a'?

AFAICT it seems they use a base 20 or vigesimal system, and not a
20-adic one. Do you have a source that shows otherwise?

According to "An Introduction to Classical Nahuatl" by Michel Launey,
in Nahuatl the numbers 40 and 60 are expressed as 2*20 and 3*20:

In a 20-adic notation, these would be 20+20 and 2*20+20.


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