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Counting in Felinese
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Shirmi gave you four limbs for a reason.
This public article was written by Kawa, and last updated on 14 Sep 2021, 12:56. Editing of this article is shared with Felin Space Council.

[comments] [history] 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 historically, the felin counted in base five. Back then scholarly felin tended towards hexadecimal as they regularly used larger quantities. After a thousand years or so, base 16 became the norm as large quantities became common.

Felin use a simple positional system, where each number is written as a mostly-unbroken line: 1234, pronounced esre-shaka-tihen-nemrhi.
Zeroes are the only digit that don't have this common line: 1024, pronounced esre-tika-nemrhi

ValueGlyphName
00sarhi
11erhi
22karhi
33henrhi
44nemrhi
55nesarhi
66nenerhi
77nekarhi
88nehenrhi
99nenemrhi
10Alosarhi
11Blonerhi
12clokarhi
13Dlohenrhi
14Elonemrhi
15Ichisarhi
1610tisarhi
1_tie-...
2020tikarhi
2_tika-...
3030tihenrhi
3_tihen-...
4040tinemrhi
4_tina-...
5050tinesarhi
5_tines-...
100100sha-erhi
1__sha'e-...
200200shaka(rhi)
2__shaka-...
300300shahenrhi
3__shahen-...
400400shanemrhi
4__shana-...
10001000esresarhi
1____esre-...
20002000eskahri
2____eska-...
30003000eshenrhi
3____eshen-...
40004000esnemrhi
4____esna-...


Missing entries can be deduced with a bit of pattern recognition.

After 0xFFFF IIII chisa-shacha-ticha-chisarhi, things run out. To write even larger numbers, a myriad separator is used, the tiksre or \: 0x12343210 1234\3210 esre-shaka-tihen-nemrhi-tiksre eshen-shaka-tisarhi. This can go on basically forever.
Comments (2)
[link] [quote] 14-Sep-21 21:45
鹿Deer Group
Infinite beatitude of existence! It is; and there is none else beside It.
 Aktaion   
tail would make it five limbs?? jk ❤️ hexadecimal is great ❤️
[link] [quote] 10-Aug-16 07:19
Conscripters
A clan for the scribes of conlangs!
 fizzy 
I think you should add a dot under the glyph for 1, so numbers like 111 and 1111 are unambiguous.
Edit history
on 14/09/21 12:56+1104KawaUpdate to base 16
on 13/09/21 09:020KawaMarking as outdated for later
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