MadSci Network: Other

Subject: what is wrong with the numbers 11 and 12?

Date: Fri Jan 11 17:13:48 2008
Posted by Phil
Grade level: 10-12 School: home
City: phoenixville State/Province: pa Country: usa
Area of science: Other
ID: 1200096828.Ot

In every language i have been exposed to eleven and twelve don't follow the
pattern of the other numbers, German 11,12 elf,zwalf spanish 11,12 once,dose?
not sure about the spelling but what started this? it seems to me that in
english it would have been fine to call them firsteen and secoteen

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