[seqfan] Re: Number Names

Bob Selcoe rselcoe at entouchonline.net
Thu Mar 12 22:16:05 CET 2015


Hi John,

Thanks for the link but unfortunately that doesn't really help - there are 
too many versions for each number, some of which are really slang.

If this really is an issue I think we need a standard approach to define the 
conventions, and make it easily accessible on OEIS.

Perhaps Hans' approach with no "and", hyphens or spaces, and spelling out 
"thousand" when possible would work?

Is there a consensus on doing this?

Bob S.

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From: <john.mason at lispa.it>
Sent: Thursday, March 12, 2015 3:42 PM
To: "Sequence Fanatics Discussion list" <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
Subject: [seqfan] Re: Number Names

>
> Ciao
> This page http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/English-language_numerals gives a
> not particularily definitive naming convention and explains the difference
> of the "and" between British and American. So if sequences are using
> American english, this should at least be mentioned in their definitions.
> Once this clarification is made, the finer points may be left to the
> inhabitants of the (ex-)colonies.
> John
>
> Inviato da iPad
>
>> Il giorno 12 Mar 2015, alle ore 20:52, "Frank Adams-Watters"
> <franktaw at netscape.net> ha scritto:
>>
>> I think it's more complicated than that. Many Americans do use "and",
> although at least when I was in school we were taught to not use it. And
> those who do use it differ as to which places they use it.
>>
>> Franklin T. Adams-Watters
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Hans Havermann <gladhobo at teksavvy.com>
>> To: Sequence Fanatics Discussion list <seqfan at list.seqfan.eu>
>> Sent: Thu, Mar 12, 2015 2:11 pm
>> Subject: [seqfan] Re: Number Names
>>
>>
>> I've seen it explained that the "and" differentiates the British version
> of
>> number names. Americans use "and" only after "thous". ;)
>>
>> > On Mar 12, 2015, at
>> 2:58 PM, Sean A. Irvine <sairvin at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >
>> > Apart from presence of
>> "and"...
>>
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