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TarynRest In Peace1987-2014 Level: 193 Posts: 10933/14742 EXP: 101039558 For next: 656953 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 5.0 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 5150 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: 121 Posts: 2338/5152 EXP: 19988634 For next: 68062 Since: 05-24-10 From: Delta Quadrant Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 1 day |
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You were born in 2077? |

TarynRest In Peace1987-2014 Level: 193 Posts: 10934/14742 EXP: 101039558 For next: 656953 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 5.0 years |
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Derp, I knew there were too many symbols in there
MCMLXXXVII? Is that right? |

Zero One 5150 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: 121 Posts: 2340/5152 EXP: 19988634 For next: 68062 Since: 05-24-10 From: Delta Quadrant Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 1 day |
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Assuming you were born in 1987, yes
I was born in MCMXCIV. |

TarynRest In Peace1987-2014 Level: 193 Posts: 10935/14742 EXP: 101039558 For next: 656953 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 5.0 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: 140 Posts: 2002/6442 EXP: 32596276 For next: 690129 Since: 07-06-07 Pronouns: she/her From: Boston, MA Since last post: 11 days Last activity: 21 hours |
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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 5150 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: 121 Posts: 2341/5152 EXP: 19988634 For next: 68062 Since: 05-24-10 From: Delta Quadrant Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 1 day |
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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: 113 Posts: 1587/4111 EXP: 15469383 For next: 349178 Since: 12-17-08 Since last post: 24 days Last activity: 1 min. |
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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 5150 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: 121 Posts: 2342/5152 EXP: 19988634 For next: 68062 Since: 05-24-10 From: Delta Quadrant Since last post: 1 day Last activity: 1 day |
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It's been MMXI over here for almost II hours We're only X minutes away. |

TarynRest In Peace1987-2014 Level: 193 Posts: 10937/14742 EXP: 101039558 For next: 656953 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 5.0 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: 69 Posts: 1186/1289 EXP: 2862311 For next: 7432 Since: 12-02-07 Since last post: 2.0 years Last activity: 11 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? |

TarynRest In Peace1987-2014 Level: 193 Posts: 10938/14742 EXP: 101039558 For next: 656953 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 5.0 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: 140 Posts: 2003/6442 EXP: 32596276 For next: 690129 Since: 07-06-07 Pronouns: she/her From: Boston, MA Since last post: 11 days Last activity: 21 hours |
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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: 88 Posts: 1726/2379 EXP: 6506916 For next: 143748 Since: 10-13-09 From: The World Since last post: 8 days Last activity: 19 hours |
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Happy New Year from Atlantic Canada! |

Xkeeper Level: 243 Posts: 18560/23358 EXP: 225160554 For next: 1755066 Since: 07-03-07 Pronouns: they/them, she/her, etc. Since last post: 5 days Last activity: 1 day |
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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: 113 Posts: 1593/4111 EXP: 15469383 For next: 349178 Since: 12-17-08 Since last post: 24 days Last activity: 1 min. |
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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. |

TarynRest In Peace1987-2014 Level: 193 Posts: 10939/14742 EXP: 101039558 For next: 656953 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 5.0 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: 140 Posts: 2006/6442 EXP: 32596276 For next: 690129 Since: 07-06-07 Pronouns: she/her From: Boston, MA Since last post: 11 days Last activity: 21 hours |
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...German has got to be the only language where "neunzehnhundertneunundneunzig" can be considered a shortcut. |

TarynRest In Peace1987-2014 Level: 193 Posts: 10940/14742 EXP: 101039558 For next: 656953 Since: 09-01-09 From: Seattle Since last post: 6.0 years Last activity: 5.0 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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