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Counting in Felinese
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One hand?
This public article was written by Kawa, and last updated on 26 Sep 2015, 19:12. Editing of this article is shared with Felin Space Council.

[comments] The story goes that the first felin to count, had a spear in one hand, leaving only one other to count on. And that is why the felin count in base five.

Now, scholars tend towards hexadecimal, but this isn't about them.

Felin use a simple positional system, where each number is written as a mostly-unbroken line: 1234, pronounced esre-shaka-tihen-naim.
Zeroes are the only digit that breaks this line: 1024, pronounced esre-tika-naim

ValueGlyphName
00sela
11ewia
22kaie
33hene
44naim
1010tisela
1.tie-...
2020tikaie
2.tika-...
3030tihene
3.tihe-...
4040tinaim
4.tina-...
100100sha-ewia
1..shaewi-...
200200shakaie
2..shaka-...
300300shahene
3..shahene-...
400400shanaim
4..shana-...
10001000esresela
1....esre-...
20002000eskaie
2....eska-...
30003000eshene
3....eshen-...
40004000esnaim
4....esna-...


After 4444 4444 esna-shana-tina-naim, things have run out. To write larger numbers, a myriad separator is used, the tiksre or \: 1234,3210 1234\3210 esre-shaka-tihen-naim-tiksre eshen-shaka-tisela This can go on forever.
Comments (1)
[link] [quote] 10-Aug-16 07:19
Conscripters
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 fizzy
I think you should add a dot under the glyph for 1, so numbers like 111 and 1111 are unambiguous.
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