Author Topic: TAKASUGI Shinji: Number Systems of 69 languages; Teach Yourself Japanese  (Read 959 times)

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> Number Systems of 69 languages
If you are interested in the subject, you might probably want to consider notations from the old classics like biquinary notation, mixed-base (radix) notation up to something really way out of anyone’s head like a notation with an irrational base too. The basic arithmetic operations in the last may appear to be a real hell but there are tasks that may be solved with such notations like a breeze. Personally I know nothing about them.
Mixed-base notations are still used in some money systems and tennis (but it is a money variant indeed) so you can attach a language to them. But existence of an arbitrary number notation (or possibility to invent one) makes me feel the notations are not coupled to languages tightly.