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Re: Large numbers in gothic

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  • anheropl0x
    It probably isn t right, but I had always done math with the letters/numbers, example: 1990 = ^^Rµ, or 900+900+100+90.
    Message 1 of 3 , Mar 29, 2011
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      It probably isn't right, but I had always done math with the letters/numbers, example: 1990 = ^^Rµ, or 900+900+100+90.

      --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, halsteis@... wrote:
      >
      > Hi.
      > Does anyone know how large numbers were represented in Gothic? With the
      > alphabet, you get up to 999. The greek added a sign before the number to
      > show thousands (α' menat 1, ,α' was 1000).
      >
      > Halstein.
      >
    • halsteis@pvv.ntnu.no
      Probably should not answer my self, but it don t seem my mail handeled greek well. (alpha) meant 1, and ,(alpha) meant 1000 etc. 1990 would in Greek be
      Message 2 of 3 , Mar 30, 2011
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        Probably should not answer my self, but it don't seem my mail handeled
        greek well.

        (alpha)' meant 1, and ,(alpha)' meant 1000 etc.

        1990 would in Greek be ,(alpha)(sampi)(mu)'. 2001 would be ,(beta)(alpha)'

        Hower, it is what the Goths did I wonder about. Not that it was regulary
        use for more than the low thousands.


        Halstein.
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        > Posted by: "halsteis@..." halsteis@... halsteis
        > Date: Tue Mar 29, 2011 2:30 am ((PDT))
        >
        > Hi.
        > Does anyone know how large numbers were represented in Gothic? With the
        > alphabet, you get up to 999. The greek added a sign before the number to
        > show thousands (α' menat 1, ,α' was 1000).
        >
        > Halstein.
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        > 1b. Re: Large numbers in gothic
        > Posted by: "anheropl0x" anheropl0x@... anheropl0x
        > Date: Tue Mar 29, 2011 3:08 am ((PDT))
        >
        > It probably isn't right, but I had always done math with the
        > letters/numbers, example: 1990 = ^^Rµ, or 900+900+100+90.
        >
        > --- In gothic-l@yahoogroups.com, halsteis@... wrote:
        >>
        >> Hi.
        >> Does anyone know how large numbers were represented in Gothic? With the
        >> alphabet, you get up to 999. The greek added a sign before the number to
        >> show thousands (α' menat 1, ,α' was 1000).
        >>
        >> Halstein.
        >>
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