## Re: 10 vs. 12, was: Finger-counting

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• ... They are. Mathematician :P
Message 1 of 59 , Dec 1, 2012
On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 8:12 PM, George Corley <gacorley@...> wrote:

> On Fri, Nov 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM, A. da Mek <a.da_mek0@...> wrote:
>
> > Well then, I'll just ask three SI related questions:
> >> how many degrees are there in a circle?
> >> how many seconds in an hour?
> >>
> >
> > These examples show how much it is inconvenient when SI is not fully
> > implemented. With the decimal degrees (1/100 of the right angle), minutes
> > (1/100 of a degree) and seconds (1/100 of a minute), it was easy: 1
> > kilometer = 1 new
> > minute of latitude, 1 dekameter = 1 new second of latitude; and also
> speed
> > in km per new hour was equal to the speed in dekameters per new minute or
> > in
> > decimeters per new second.
>
>
> Of course, the mathematicians will still insist that radians are the best
> measurement.

They are.

Mathematician :P
• On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM, taliesin the storyteller
Message 59 of 59 , Dec 8, 2012
On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 3:09 PM, taliesin the storyteller <
taliesin-conlang@...> wrote:

> On 11/29/2012 06:19 PM, Sam Stutter wrote:
>
>> Pints when measuring alcohol. ::cue extreme Northerner accent:: where
>> I come from 1 pint of bitter = £1. THIS IS AS IT SHOULD BE. But,
>> anyway, 1 pint is just the right amount to drink in one sitting -
>> same goes for milk. Saying "I'll have 500ml of Hobgoblin please" will
>> never work :)
>>
>
> Pff, you say you'll have half a liter of course, "halvliter" being just
> about synonymous with "glass filled with cheapest lager you got, most
> common size", in Norway. What is needed is a good term for beer that comes
> in amounts less than that, also since smaller bottles varies between 0.33l,
> 0.3l, 0.25l and 0.18l...
>
> And why is it so tricky to find good glassware that can fit a whole
> halvliter with enough room for the head to boot? Hmpf.
>
>
> t.
>

In Russia "pollitra" has made it from "half liter.GEN" into the feminine
noun for a bottle of vodka. Sometimes a diminutive "pollitrovka" is also
used. 0.25 is called "chekushka" derived from non-metric "chetufka" of
246ml, so the transition kept the value almost precisely the same. I can't
say what measure system is applied for beer, for I'm neither beer nor vodka
drinker.

Kolya
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