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Word form for Number in Ancient Obscure Language

Although there is already an accepted answer, I will give some more clues on how to decode this kind of riddle. Decoding without resorting to linguistic background information There are single ...
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Word form for Number in Ancient Obscure Language

Peina-bumfit is 17 - These are all corruptions of older Brythonic languages once spoken throughout England. Peina is "2", Bumfit is "15", so essentially, '15 and 2'. The older ...
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Which modern, spoken languages do not use the decimal number system?

The only spoken language I found is French, which instead uses base 20. (I agree, because 8421 becomes 'eight times one thousand plus four times one hundred plus one times twenty plus one' instead of '...
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Which modern, spoken languages do not use the decimal number system?

By "modern" do you mean a language that's still spoken by living people nowadays? The most unusual modern example is the Telefol and Oksapmin languages, which use a base-27 counting system ...
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