dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #185

McMullin, Elise emcmullin at kl.com
Wed Jul 12 10:07:11 EDT 2000


Gili wrote:
"This is less confusing than it sounds because grades are numbered in Hebrew

letters, so you don't say first grade, you say grade Aleph, and on up 
through the *alphabet*, not numbers. (Though actually they are numbers. 
They're a counting system."

So are there separate numbers too?  Or are numbers and letters the same
thing?  Sounds both convenient and confusing!

"After the tenth letter you don't go on the the 
eleventh, but count ten plus one, so the eleventh letter actually represents
20. Now I've gone and confused you all...)"

Holy camoly!  You certainly have!  :)


Elise

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