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imoldbutimstillintothat:

septemberpoems:

imoldbutimstillintothat:

penfairy:

besiderunningwaters:

septemberpoems:

imoldbutimstillintothat:

penfairy:

I JUST LEARNED ABOUT DANISH NUMBERS ALL OTHER LANGUAGE CRIMES ARE FORGIVEN WE MUST UNITE TO DEFEAT THE TRUE EVIL

WE’VE BEEN TRYING

sincerely, the swedes 

please explain

The Swedes and the Danes are like the French and the English - been at war for hundreds of years, but are now enjoying a peace built on a solid foundation of mutual shade. After becoming acquainted with the Danish numerical system I find myself sympathising with the Swedes.

@imoldbutimstillintothat​ tells me “they call 90 “halvfems” aka half fives and by that they mean 4*20 + 0.5*20. And same goes for 70 which they call halvfjerds. (3*20+0.5*20)”

I’ve read that sentence 3 times and I still don’t understand it

Haha sorry. They, like the French count by scores (quatre-vingt being 80) I think. So halvfems (half fives) (aka 90) are four score plus one half score of the fifth one or so I have been told. But 100 is hundrede in Danish so they’re not even making consistently no sense.

and this is all without getting into how utterly ridiculous their language is. this is just basic numbers.

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