although maybe I prefer my previous unenlightened assumption that "eleven" was just this mysterious monomorphemic numeral with no explicable etymology
@t54r4n1 @aparrish isn't that cool? Some Finno-Ugric languages are hypothesized to have the same thing (but with subtraction) for "eight" and "nine" https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Finnish_numerals#Sets
@t54r4n1 @aparrish as opposed to our "eight", which back in PIE was the regular dual of a word meaning "four fingers" https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/o%E1%B8%B1t%E1%B9%93w
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