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9th-Oct-2007 01:54 pm
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one, two, three, many

many-one, many-two, many-three, many-many.
many-many-one, many-many-two, many-many-many
many-many-many-one, many-many-many-two, many-many-many-three, LOTS.

lots-many, lots-many-many, lots-many-many-many, lots-lots
lots-lots-many, lots-lots-many-many, lots-lots-many-many-many, lots-lots-lots
lots-lots-lots-many, lots-lots-lots-many-many, lots-lots-lots-many-many-many, MANY-LOTS

many-lots-lots, many-lots-lots-lots, many-lots-lots-lots-lots, many-many-lots.
many-many-lots-lots, many-many-lots-lots-lots, many-many-lots-lots-lots-lots, many-many-many-lots,
many-many-many-lots-lots, many-many-many-lots-lots-lots, many-many-many-lots-lots-lots-lots, LOADS.

In conclusion, I have:
many-many-lots-lot-three interests
many-many-many-lots-one friends
lots-lots-lots-many-many-many-two communities.
lots-lots-many-many feeds.

Uh, I think.
9th-Oct-2007 12:57 pm (UTC)
... *headscratch*
9th-Oct-2007 01:02 pm (UTC)
Wow, I think this holds the record for longest-time-elapsed-between-a-conversation-I-recall-having-and-the-corresponding-LJ-post. Well done!
9th-Oct-2007 01:16 pm (UTC)
I store them up, you see. Also, this was brought up in a community.
9th-Oct-2007 01:07 pm (UTC)
I love you, Debi.

9th-Oct-2007 01:09 pm (UTC)
Got something else you'd rather not be doing hmm? ;op
9th-Oct-2007 01:43 pm (UTC)
Wouldn't it be on, two, three, many, lots, one-one, one-two, one-three, one-many, one-lots, two-one, two-two, two-three, two-many etc?

(lol two-many)
9th-Oct-2007 01:44 pm (UTC)
Just to begin with, then your bit kicks in.
9th-Oct-2007 05:50 pm (UTC)
*ttly butting in*

No, because one-one would be two (one plus one) but you already have two.
9th-Oct-2007 02:24 pm (UTC)
Wow the creation of another new counting system. How will the world cope?
9th-Oct-2007 03:14 pm (UTC)
... Wow.
9th-Oct-2007 05:47 pm (UTC)
Once, when I was still larping (no "physical challenges" though... if we needed to fight something, we did), we had a goblin guide who was great for this sort of thing. Counts were based on the total number of fingers on one hand, except that he usually forgot 3 and 4, and 5 could mean any number was greater than 2.

...or zero. Never did figure that one.

Better, he determined size by holding up a thumb and comparing it to whatever it was he saw. If it was smaller than his thumb, it was hardly worth noticing, but if it was bigger, he decided it was HUGE. Of course, this meant that the tiny lizard was a dragon he had seen from afar, and the deadly, dangerous GIANT was actually his cousin who had been standing frighteningly close to him when he took he measure.

It made for a fun day.
9th-Oct-2007 05:48 pm (UTC)
It's like binary but base 4 instead of base 2... With "many" replacing 4 and "lots" replacing 16.

But if that's true then there's a whole bunch of numbers missing on here... It would mean that after "lots" comes lots-one, lots-two, lots-three and then lots-many, and then lots-many-one etc between lots-many and lots-many-many. This would make many-lots 64, and loads 256.

If we assume there are no numbers missing here then it's a completely different counting system, and much more complicated, as "many" will have various values. See for example the fact that you have "lots-many" coming right after "lots" - this would mean that "lots-many" is equal to 17 (as it's right after "lots" = 16) which would mean that suddenly "many" is equal to one ("lots-many" = 16+1 = 17) instead of 20 ("lots-many" = 16+4 = 20).

Actually we must be on the same page because your numbers at the bottom add up to mine. Aha!

<3 Troll counting.
9th-Oct-2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
Each paragraph counts in different steps.

The first and second count ones.
The third manys.
The fourth lotses.
10th-Oct-2007 02:18 am (UTC)
Haha, you are trying to make it seem like this is really simple. But I know for a fact you submitted that comment three times. :D
10th-Oct-2007 07:22 am (UTC)
My brain got confused!
9th-Oct-2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
I thought it was one-two-many-lots?
10th-Oct-2007 09:04 am (UTC)
I saw the post in the community which inspired this post so I am marginally less confused than I would've been had I not seen it... although I am still hugely confused.
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