The men take over

10 02 2009

on Devis with Babies. Men on fatherhood, marriage and all that jazz.

Apropos of nothing, did you know that Irish Gaelic has different set of numbers for animate and inanimate objects. That is, two cows not equal to two pints of lager … unless they are dead cows.

And they do a modulo 3 while counting gods… That makes no sense to me. They mean the Holy Trinity add up to nothing?! Does anyone know more about this?




One response

11 02 2009

Very interesting. Googling around led me to several links (and all confirmed the they do different words for counting things, numbers and persons.): Link

But that Mod 3 business is something else. (My google-fu fails at the moment.)

To be continued.

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