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] felnumberscounting 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
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.
on 14/09/21 12:56+1104KawaUpdate to base 16
on 13/09/21 09:020KawaMarking as outdated for later