One of my newest excursions in to the French Language is counting beyond 10, since my two year old son was at the same level as me. I turns out, every word sounding like another word, even though it is spelled entirely different, is not the only quirk with the French language. They have a thing about numbers, too..
one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten.
So far, so good.
eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen, ten seven, ten eight, ten nine, twenty.
I dig it. Ten seven instead of seventeen. Other languages do something similar. Let’s keep going…
twenty and one, twenty two, twenty three, twenty four, twenty five, twenty size, twenty seven, twenty eight, twenty nine, thirty.
OK, I’ve this this mastered. Let’s keep going through the 50s…
thirty and one, thirty two, thirty three, thirty four, thirty five, thirty six, thirty seven, thirty eight, thirty nine, forty.
forty and one, forty two, forty three, forty four, forty five, forty six, forty seven, forty eight, forty nine, fifty.
fifty and one, fifty two, fifty three, fifty four, fifty five, fifty six, fifty seven, fifty eight, fifty nine, sixty.
And now, the 60s…
sixty and one, sixty two, sixty three, sixty four, sixty five, sixty six, sixty seven, sixty eight, sixty nine, sixty ten.
sixty eleven, sixty twelve, sixty thirteen, sixty fourteen, sixty fifteen, sixty sixteen, sixty ten seven, sixty ten eight, sixty ten nine, four twenties.
Four twenties? I was told there would be no math…
four twenties one, four twenties two, four twenties three, four twenties four, four twenties five, four twenties six, four twenties seven, four twenties eight, four twenties nine, four twenties ten.
Four, times twenty, plus..carry the one…
four twenties eleven, four twenties twelve, four twenties thirteen,four twenties fourteen, four twenties fifteen, four twenties sixteen, four twenties ten seven, four twenties ten eight, four twenties ten nine, one hundred.