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mind blown as I realized/discovered today that "eleven" derives from "one left" and "twelve" derives from "two left"

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"

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