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satellite73Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
because then 15 would be "onety five" and there would be no such thing as teenagers
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yrelhan4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
Oh right. @satellite73
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TahminaBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0
Because onety one sound a bit dull, eleven id better.
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DLSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100426055754AAx4CmP
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yrelhan4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
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 "oneleft" (over, that is, past ten), and twelve is "twoleft" (over past ten).
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DLSBest ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You seem to be a person who can clear IIT :)
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yrelhan4Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1
You get a medal for that. :)
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