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  • one year ago

Why is 11 not pronounced as 'onety one'?

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  1. yrelhan4
    • one year ago
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    WTF :/

  2. DLS
    • one year ago
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    ?? I want to know :/

  3. Tahmina
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    wth

  4. satellite73
    • one year ago
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    because then 15 would be "onety five" and there would be no such thing as teenagers

  5. DLS
    • one year ago
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    Vivek?

  6. yrelhan4
    • one year ago
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    Oh right. @satellite73

  7. Tahmina
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    vivek? who s that

  8. yrelhan4
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    Did you google it?

  9. Tahmina
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    Because onety one sound a bit dull, eleven id better.

  10. yrelhan4
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    Yahoo answers ^

  11. DLS
    • one year ago
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    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100426055754AAx4CmP

  12. DLS
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    lol

  13. Tahmina
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    u should google it

  14. DLS
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    But its not wrong anyway?

  15. yrelhan4
    • one year ago
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    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).

  16. yrelhan4
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    :P

  17. DLS
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    Thank you for your help.

  18. yrelhan4
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    yw :P

  19. DLS
    • one year ago
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    You seem to be a person who can clear IIT :)

  20. yrelhan4
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    You get a medal for that. :)

  21. DLS
    • one year ago
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    :"D

  22. DLS
    • one year ago
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    my SS is still on 67 \m/

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