On 5/23/07, Martijn van Oosterhout <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> As an amusing side note, I have heard a claim that the only reason we
> need endianity at all is because the Europeans didn't understand that
> Arabic is written from right to left. In Arabic you read "17" as "seven
> and ten", which means that it is already little endian. Just one
> request, please don't quote this story without also mentioning that this
> story is wrong, and that 1234 is said, in Arabic, as "one thousand two
> hundred four and thirty".
For the record, dutch works like too,
Same for German and Slovene.
"Ein tausend zwei hundert vier und dreissig."
"Tisoch dvesto shtiri in trideset." (sorry, can't produce the s and c
with the hacek
trivially here, replaced it with a sh and ch respectively ... ).


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