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Subtleties between Spanish and English relating to Mathematics and Computation
Posted: Aug 15, 2013 9:13 PM
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This is about a little bit of the subtleties in language and math between Spanish and English:

From English to Spanish one might assume:
shell suena como plataforma


   singular singular
   un guisante tiene una cáscara

   singular plural
   libros se sientan en un estante

   singular = 1
   plural = cualquier número> 1

   plural = / = cualquier número mayor que 0
   plural = cualquier número mayor que 1
   cualquier número mayor que 0 que también es mayor que...shell suena como plataforma


   singular singular
   un guisante tiene una cáscara

   singular plural
   libros se sientan en un estante

   singular = 1
   plural = cualquier número> 1

   plural = / = cualquier número mayor que 0
   plural = cualquier número mayor que 1
   cualquier número mayor que 0 que también es mayor que...

But starting only with the above to work with and placing in English one might quite well arrive at these conclusions:

sounds like platform shell


unique singular
pea has a shell

singular plural
books sitting on a shelf

singular = 1
plural = any number> 1

plural = / = any number greater than 0
plural = any number greater than 1
any number greater than 0 that is also greater than NOT is always singular and does not equal any other number



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