Numeral formatting

Lev
Joined: May 24th, 2017, 8:53 pm

April 6th, 2018, 3:41 pm #1

I was doing some work on numerals formatting in Medžuviki (module link) and the only source I found on that is Vojtech's web page:

https://sites.google.com/site/neoslavon ... /lessons/9

Is the prescribed style intended to be like this? Not one of Slavic languages uses dot ("točku") as a digit separator, so I'm interested in why this was picked here.

Also, if you spot any other errors in the module (for example, I didn't get if I need to have declension for N4, NN4 etc. like for 4, "84 domy", for example), please feel free to point out.
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April 7th, 2018, 9:17 am #2

what are you talking about ? what dot ?
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Lev
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April 7th, 2018, 11:24 am #3

> Decimal numbers have točka (decimal point). This word originally means any point and is declined by the feminine noun pattern žena (woman), but in decimal numbers it has always the same form točka.
> example: 3.14 = tri točka četyrinadset.
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April 9th, 2018, 8:15 am #4

The Slovjansky rules for separating thousands and decimals are exactly the opposite to the English rules. Thousands are separated by a period, decimals, by a comma:
123.456,78
3,14 = tri i štrnasť desetyh

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Pi?em slovjansky. I write Slovianski.

http://www.conlangs.fora.pl/index.php
http://steen.free.fr/interslavic/dynami ... onary.html
http://dict.interslavic.com/index.jsp
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Lev
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April 9th, 2018, 3:58 pm #5

bandziol20 wrote:The Slovjansky rules for separating thousands and decimals are exactly the opposite to the English rules. Thousands are separated by a period, decimals, by a comma:
123.456,78
3,14 = tri i štrnasť desetyh
Cool, interested to know why Vojtech chose that format then. Thanks.
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April 9th, 2018, 4:24 pm #6

I have no idea why Vojta put it that way, but I agree that there is no reason at all why Interslavic should use the English system with decimal dot.
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May 2nd, 2018, 4:29 pm #7

The decimal dot has a good reason - it's used online. This is because JavaScript uses it this way.

In a lot of websites, if you input dot as a separator, it will treat it as a decimal.
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