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ceid donn wrote:I had heard Danish numbers are a little odd but I've never studied Danish, so I had to look the etymology of firs.
h34 wrote:Yes, they are a bit odd. But I think firs (from firsindstyve, fire sinde tyve, 'four times twenty') is similar to the French quatre-vingts, although in Danish the short form firs isn't really quite as transparent...
The Welsh and Gaelic numbers are really interesting. Does the Welsh un a pedwar ugain literally mean 'one and four twenty'?
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