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Latin and Roman numerals

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Ok serious question so dont laugh please redf)

Is Latin writing the same language as Roman numerals? :confused:

Such as hundreds of years ago if they were writing a letter in Latin and had to put a number in it would they have used a Roman numeral? :confused:
 
I found the answer

Roman numerals, the numeric system used in ancient Rome, employs combinations of letters from the Latin alphabet to signify values.

Im so silly at times redf)
 
Not so silly just difficult to get to grips with, seeing as we grow with the use of numbers.
I had difficulty understanding why someone had to invent 0 (zero) as the concept hadn't been seen before.

peter
 
I was taught Roman numerals at school but nothing about Latin. Wonder why they taught roman numerals and we had a choose of French or German for a language :confused: If they were teaching roman numerals why not a choose of the Latin language :confused:

You could write roman numerals and do maths with it and speak French or German :2fun::2fun:
 
Remember the good old days when you used to get an 'award' for reaching a certain post total.

Discontinued very soon after I joined. :biggrin:
 
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I did Latin and French and have duly forgotten most of it, apart from the odd French phrase. Because of my army service, at one time I could count to 100 in Welsh, French, German and Arabic and that other language which is now mostly slang-English. "Yes" & "No" are very rarely heard now!:rolleyes:
 
I was once given detention at school for giving a teacher a couple of latin numerals with my fingers,the explanation by me that i was just trying to add 5 plus 5 in latin was met with a frown of such disdain.
 
I was once given detention at school for giving a teacher a couple of latin numerals with my fingers,the explanation by me that i was just trying to add 5 plus 5 in latin was met with a frown of such disdain.


Sounds like you tried the back to front peace sign :biggrin:
 
Almost :) That is the answer for under 3000.

MMMDCCCLXXXVIII

M, C and X can be used 3 times but not D, L and V.
 
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