The French should of switched to base12 instead of bringing Metric to base10


(David Rutten) #82

Depends on what you need it for. What you typically want is a base which is divisible lots of different ways (12 or 28 or 60 for example) or a prime base. Both have their advantages.

(Tom) #83

…its much shorter if you make use of our ability to merge words into one!:point_up:

Fünfunddreizigtausendsechshundertachtundneunzig or try this one:
Rhabarbarbarasbarbarenbabierbar - Rhubarb-Barbara’s barbarian-barber bar

by the way the winner in terms of efficiency comes from Switzerland, Belgium and French Canada :wink:
1.trente-cinq-mille-six-cent-nonante-huit (Swiss,Belgian and French Canada French)
3.trente-cinq-mille-six-cent-quatre-vingt-dix-huit (French)

(Wim Dekeyser) #84

In light of the nature of this thread…

=> “French-speaking Belgians” (a.k.a Walloons)
(I wasn’t raised to say nonante)

(Graham) #85

Yes French-speaking Swiss, Belgians and Canadians would be better

(Marc Gibeault) #86

Just so you know, in Québec (French-Canada) we’re using the French nomenclature (soixante-dix, quatre-vingt, quatre-vingt-dix). It’s only Belgium and it’s colonies and Switzerland that use septante, huitante and nonante.