[seqfan] Re: Seq. requirng knowledge of Spanish and English
Alonso Del Arte
alonso.delarte at gmail.com
Tue Jul 14 00:05:15 CEST 2009
Assuming there are no errors of omission (that the author of the
sequence didn't leave out any number that ought to be in the sequence, even
if he put in some that shouldn't be), removing the 18 might be the only
correction necessary for the two-digit numbers.
However, in the Spanish, I can't remember the rule for assimilating "and"
into the word for the multiple of 10: for seventy-three I was naturally
inclined to write "setentitres" but I switched to "setenta y tres" as soon
as I noticed that the former would be a letter short. Informally, either
can be and is used, but I imagine Neil would much prefer the author specify
some formal standard of Spanish (e.g., that of the Real Academia de la
Lengua Española). After 100 in the English, it seems the "American" grammar
is called for by the author, that is, "one hundred one" rather "one hundred
Hopefully this provides a good starting point for someone else to review the
sequence more thoroughly. Though I still know the numbers in Spanish better
than any cashier in a Mexican-American supermarket (who almost always use
numbers in English even when they say everything else in Spanish), I might
be a little shaky on a few grammatical points.
On Mon, Jul 13, 2009 at 3:32 PM, N. J. A. Sloane<njas at research.att.com>
> Dear Sequence Fans,
> This sequence has been submitted twice, and both times
> it has been wrong. Would someone who knows both languages
> please correct ir?
> The current (still incorrect) version is:
> %I A162355
> %S A162355
> %T A162355
> %U A162355
> %N A162355 Positive integers whose Spanish and English names contain the
same number of letters.
> %C A162355 Spaces and hyphens are ignored.
> %e A162355 1 = "one" = "uno"; 2 = "dos" = "two"; 7 = "seven" = "siete".
> %K A162355 nonn,word,new
> %O A162355 1,2
> %A A162355 Claudio L Meller (claudiomeller(AT)gmail.com), Jul 01 2009
> Eighteen vs dieciocho is of course wrong.
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