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gibbo 24th December 2013 07:55

Latin and Roman numerals
 
Ok serious question so dont laugh please redf)

Is Latin writing the same language as Roman numerals? :confused:

Such as hundreds of years ago if they were writing a letter in Latin and had to put a number in it would they have used a Roman numeral? :confused:

gibbo 24th December 2013 07:58

Re: Latin and Roman numerals
 
I found the answer

Roman numerals, the numeric system used in ancient Rome, employs combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet to signify values.

Im so silly at times redf)

DaveHam9 24th December 2013 08:00

Re: Latin and Roman numerals
 
That's one way of getting you post total higher. :biggrin:

ptjw7 24th December 2013 08:02

Re: Latin and Roman numerals
 
Not so silly just difficult to get to grips with, seeing as we grow with the use of numbers.
I had difficulty understanding why someone had to invent 0 (zero) as the concept hadn't been seen before.

peter

gibbo 24th December 2013 08:06

Re: Latin and Roman numerals
 
I was taught Roman numerals at school but nothing about Latin. Wonder why they taught roman numerals and we had a choose of French or German for a language :confused: If they were teaching roman numerals why not a choose of the Latin language :confused:

You could write roman numerals and do maths with it and speak French or German :2fun::2fun:

gibbo 24th December 2013 08:09

Re: Latin and Roman numerals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveHam9 (Post 158112)
That's one way of getting you post total higher. :biggrin:

I dont even know why they have a post count for? Is there a reason for it that im not aware of? :confused:

DaveHam9 24th December 2013 08:13

Re: Latin and Roman numerals
 
Remember the good old days when you used to get an 'award' for reaching a certain post total.

Discontinued very soon after I joined. :biggrin:

gibbo 24th December 2013 08:15

Re: Latin and Roman numerals
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by DaveHam9 (Post 158119)
:biggrin:

Remember the good old days when you used to get a 'star' for reaching a certain post total.


Oh i did forget :2fun::2fun: Off to look at xmas lights. Back later :biggrin:

DaveHam9 24th December 2013 08:16

Re: Latin and Roman numerals
 
I had no choice Latin for 3 years and French or German for 5 years.

ianto73 24th December 2013 08:51

Re: Latin and Roman numerals
 
I did Latin and French and have duly forgotten most of it, apart from the odd French phrase. Because of my army service, at one time I could count to 100 in Welsh, French, German and Arabic and that other language which is now mostly slang-English. "Yes" & "No" are very rarely heard now!:rolleyes:


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