[OT] Number theory [Was: A use for integer quotients]

Marcin 'Qrczak' Kowalczyk qrczak at knm.org.pl
Thu Aug 2 08:54:01 CEST 2001


Thu, 02 Aug 2001 18:16:18 +1200, Greg Ewing <greg at cosc.canterbury.ac.nz> pisze:

>> numeral forms depending on the noun and vice versa,
> 
> Do Polish speakers' brains ever get into an infinite loop due
> to that?

Fortunately it can be partitioned into stages:

- the context determines the details of rules,
- the noun (which noun, not its form yet) determines the form of the numeral,
- the numeral determines the form of the noun.

Or maybe it's more like this:

- the context determines the details of rules,
- the value of the numeral determines the form of the noun,
- the noun determines the form of the numeral.

Or whatever, I'm not sure. But it works in most cases.

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