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Taryn Passed away. Thanks for being a part of us, even if it wasn't always on the best of terms. 1987-2014Level: 195 Posts: 10933/14742 EXP: 103861257 For next: 1552247 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 6.0 years |
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It's either this year or next, depending on where you are
Years recently aren't nearly so cumbersome in Roman numerals as those in the last 20th century. I was born in MCMXCLXXXVII, for instance. |

Zero One 5160 And as we fall the spirit carries on, That a hero'll come and save us all, As we call the ones we left below, We all dream of the day we rise above Level: 123 Posts: 2338/5166 EXP: 20680701 For next: 550565 Since: 05-24-10 From: Delta Quadrant Since last post: 27 days Last activity: 2 days |
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You were born in 2077? |

Taryn Passed away. Thanks for being a part of us, even if it wasn't always on the best of terms. 1987-2014Level: 195 Posts: 10934/14742 EXP: 103861257 For next: 1552247 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 6.0 years |
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Derp, I knew there were too many symbols in there
MCMLXXXVII? Is that right? |

Zero One 5160 And as we fall the spirit carries on, That a hero'll come and save us all, As we call the ones we left below, We all dream of the day we rise above Level: 123 Posts: 2340/5166 EXP: 20680701 For next: 550565 Since: 05-24-10 From: Delta Quadrant Since last post: 27 days Last activity: 2 days |
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Assuming you were born in 1987, yes
I was born in MCMXCIV. |

Taryn Passed away. Thanks for being a part of us, even if it wasn't always on the best of terms. 1987-2014Level: 195 Posts: 10935/14742 EXP: 103861257 For next: 1552247 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 6.0 years |
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You're young, Zero One
Back in MCMXCIV, I turned VII years old and entered the IInd grade |

Nicole Disk-kun Level: 141 Posts: 2002/6452 EXP: 33405725 For next: 714289 Since: 07-06-07 Pronouns: she/her From: Boston, MA Since last post: 13 min. Last activity: 13 min. |
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Late 20th-century dates are harder to write in Roman numerals than early 21st, perhaps, but I think what this thread definitively shows is that they also look better (or at least more impressive) while doing so. |

Zero One 5160 And as we fall the spirit carries on, That a hero'll come and save us all, As we call the ones we left below, We all dream of the day we rise above Level: 123 Posts: 2341/5166 EXP: 20680701 For next: 550565 Since: 05-24-10 From: Delta Quadrant Since last post: 27 days Last activity: 2 days |
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If I'm correct then 1999 SHOULD be MIM. 1,000, then 1 before 1,000. But I'm probably wrong
EDIT: Ah, I am, that's 2001. I wonder about IMM... |

FieryIce Luigi 不知道该写什么 Level: 114 Posts: 1587/4118 EXP: 15910011 For next: 399556 Since: 12-17-08 Since last post: 34 days Last activity: 5 days |
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I was born in MCMXCII. Ugh, there's a reason we don't use these anymore.
2011 is just a little over 2 hours away here ... |

Zero One 5160 And as we fall the spirit carries on, That a hero'll come and save us all, As we call the ones we left below, We all dream of the day we rise above Level: 123 Posts: 2342/5166 EXP: 20680701 For next: 550565 Since: 05-24-10 From: Delta Quadrant Since last post: 27 days Last activity: 2 days |
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It's been MMXI over here for almost II hours We're only X minutes away. |

Taryn Passed away. Thanks for being a part of us, even if it wasn't always on the best of terms. 1987-2014Level: 195 Posts: 10937/14742 EXP: 103861257 For next: 1552247 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 6.0 years |
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"Officially", you can't use subtraction with a number that's more than 10 times, so like IV and IX are fine, but not IL (which becomes XLIX), IC (which becomes XCIX), etc.
The actual Romans were a lot more free with it, though, and they might write, say, IIII for 4, IIV for 3, VV for 10, etc. |

Liliana "A horrible person". That's what it says. " A horrible person."We weren't even testing for that. Level: NaN Posts: 2121/-3841 EXP: NaN For next: 0 Since: 07-23-07 Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 6.0 years |
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I'm sure the Romans would prefer IM for 1999 over what you would normally use. I think it's MCMXCIX. |

Milly Level: 70 Posts: 1186/1289 EXP: 2929047 For next: 86764 Since: 12-02-07 Since last post: 2.0 years Last activity: 8 hours |
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1888 was even worse (MDCCCLXXXVIII), 1988 is 2 less letters
But there's also a pretty big difference when just spelling out the numbers, at least in French ... 1999 is "mille neuf cent quatre-vingt-dix-neuf", then 2010 is simply "deux mille dix" Not so much in English, between "nineteen ninety-nine" and "two thousand and ten", or does "twenty ten" work too? |

Taryn Passed away. Thanks for being a part of us, even if it wasn't always on the best of terms. 1987-2014Level: 195 Posts: 10938/14742 EXP: 103861257 For next: 1552247 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 6.0 years |
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Ah, so French doesn't have a shorthand way of saying long numbers? In really proper English it'd be "one thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine", but almost nobody calls years that. |

Nicole Disk-kun Level: 141 Posts: 2003/6452 EXP: 33405725 For next: 714289 Since: 07-06-07 Pronouns: she/her From: Boston, MA Since last post: 13 min. Last activity: 13 min. |
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I've heard twenty-ten before... I think the 2000s (since no one would say something like "twenty one" and mean anything other than 21 vs. 2001...) kind of hurt the shorthand version's usage, but it'll probably become more and more common again now. |

BlackRose Transforming cats into robots since 1989! Level: 89 Posts: 1726/2391 EXP: 6741709 For next: 174192 Since: 10-13-09 From: The World Since last post: 20 days Last activity: 18 days |
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Happy New Year from Atlantic Canada! |

Xkeeper Level: 250 Posts: 18560/24696 EXP: 250272100 For next: 256911 Since: 07-03-07 Pronouns: they/them, she/her, etc. Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 30 min. |
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"two thousand and nine", "twenty ten" (much like the new default Wordpress theme), etc. |

FieryIce Luigi 不知道该写什么 Level: 114 Posts: 1593/4118 EXP: 15910011 For next: 399556 Since: 12-17-08 Since last post: 34 days Last activity: 5 days |
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Nope, at least that's what my French professor told me. Spanish doesn't have one, either ... we'd say "mil novecientos noventa y nueve" for 1999 and "dos mil diez" for 2010. |

Taryn Passed away. Thanks for being a part of us, even if it wasn't always on the best of terms. 1987-2014Level: 195 Posts: 10939/14742 EXP: 103861257 For next: 1552247 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 6.0 years |
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German has a little bit of a shortcut in neunzehnhundertneunundneunzig, as it starts translated "nineteen hundred" and not "one thousand, nine hundred". Still not as efficient as English. |

Nicole Disk-kun Level: 141 Posts: 2006/6452 EXP: 33405725 For next: 714289 Since: 07-06-07 Pronouns: she/her From: Boston, MA Since last post: 13 min. Last activity: 13 min. |
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...German has got to be the only language where "neunzehnhundertneunundneunzig" can be considered a shortcut. |

Taryn Passed away. Thanks for being a part of us, even if it wasn't always on the best of terms. 1987-2014Level: 195 Posts: 10940/14742 EXP: 103861257 For next: 1552247 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 6.0 years |
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That's just because German tends to compress numbers into one word. A new word doesn't get added until a million, so the number 234567 would be zweihundertvierunddreißigtausendfünfhundertsiebenundsechzig, if I'm not mistaken |

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