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Antreas P. Hatzipolakis

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Re: math query
Posted: Oct 25, 1995 7:31 AM
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> I am a high school math teacher with a historical question. Bill Dunham
>suggested I ask you. Why in both the Romance and Germanic languages are
>eleven and twelve so different from the rest of the teens, and why is
>fifteen in the Romance languages different from the rest of the teens?
>
> If you can help, I'd really appreciate it!
> Bonnie Leitch
> New Braunfels High School
> New Braunfels, Texas
>


For these words there interesting etymological information in:
Steven Schwartzman : The Words of Mathematics. An Etymological Dictionary
of Mathematical Terms Used in English. The Mathematical Association of America.
Printed in the USA 1994.

PS.: Mr. Schwartzman is a member of this list.

* Except the blind foeces of Nature, nothing moves in this world
which is not Greek in its origin.* - Sir Henry James Sumner Maine.

Antreas P. Hatzipolakis
Anopolis, Sfakia, Crete
GREECE.






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