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Danish counting I now learn danish counting system and can't understand some thing. 50 — halvtreds 60 — tres 70 — halvfjerds 80 — firs 90 — halvfems 100 — hundrede As I can see “halvtreds” is half [of] treds (sixty), but I can't imagine how 50 could be a half of 60? The same question about 70 – half of 80? And about 90. Ok, let it be a half of fems, but what's “fems” since 100 is hundrede?
Jun 21, 2013 5:00 PM
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I remember seeing an explanation for this, and it's based on the system of counting in scores (units of twenty) instead of units of ten. http://www.olestig.dk/dansk/numbers.html ...aaaaaand here's a cartoon: http://satwcomic.com/just-a-number
June 21, 2013
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