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Why is 11 not pronounced as 'onety one'?

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WTF :/
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?? I want to know :/

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because then 15 would be "onety five" and there would be no such thing as teenagers
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Oh right. @satellite73
vivek? who s that
Did you google it?
Because onety one sound a bit dull, eleven id better.
Yahoo answers ^
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u should google it
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But its not wrong anyway?
Eleven The decimal system of counting is well established in the English names for numbers. Both the suffix -teen (as in fourteen) and the suffix -ty (as in forty) are related to the word ten. But what about the anomalous eleven and twelve? Why do we not say oneteen, twoteen along the same pattern as thirteen, fourteen, fifteen? Eleven in Old English is endleofan, and related forms in the various Germanic languages point back to an original Germanic *ainlif, "eleven." *Ainlif is composed of *ain-, "one," the same as our one, and the suffix *-lif from the Germanic root *lib-, "to adhere, remain, remain left over." Thus, eleven is literally "one-left" (over, that is, past ten), and twelve is "two-left" (over past ten).
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Thank you for your help.
yw :P
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You seem to be a person who can clear IIT :)
You get a medal for that. :)
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my SS is still on 67 \m/

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