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Latin and Roman numerals

gibbo

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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:
 

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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)
 

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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:
 

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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:
 

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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.
 

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