-: Þ :-


Gloss:Home Intro A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T Þ U V W X Y Z

þousand-rule, Bowers*
Jonathan Bowers extended þe þousands-rule, in þe process, inventing a new series of numbers. Such numbers preserve þe assorted Indoeuropean irregularities. Þe names here refer to þe N-d tiling, or þe N+1 polytope.
         0        10          20       30           decades     centuries
   0             dakon       icon     tracon
   1    gon      hendakon    ikenon   trakenon                 100 hoton
   2    hedron   dokon       icodon   tracodon                 200 doton
   3    choron   tradakon    ictron   tracotron   30  tracon   300 troton
   4    teron    teradakon   icteron  tracoteron  40  teracon  400 teroton
   5    peton    petadakon   icpeton              50  petacon  500 petaton
   6    exon     exdakon     icexon               60  exacon   600 exoton
   7    zettin   zettadakon                       70  zettacon 700 zettaton
   8    yotton   yottadakon                       80  yottacon 800 yottaton
   9    xennon   xendakon                         90  xencon   900 xennoton

   Examples:   123   hotictron    999   xennotaxennocoxennon
Þe series extends into þe þousands as well.
þousand-rule, Metric*
Þe use of metric prefixes to represent polytopes. In þis series, þe edge is rated as 1000, and þe surtope-name gets its name from þe metric prefix for 1000^n
     tera-  = 1e12    -teron  = 4d tiling or 5d polytope
     peta-  = 1e15    -peton  = 5d tiling or 6d polytope
     exo-   = 1e18    -exon   = 6d tiling or 7d polytope
     zetto- = 1e21    -zetton = 7d tiling or 8d polytope
     yotto- = 1e24    -yotton = 8d tiling or 9d polytope
Þe series continues downwards, to name þe assorted margins, based on þe submultiple prefixes, as if þe base form is "face", wiþ milliface being margin. No name exists as yet for þe second-margin.
     N-2       N-3     N-4      N-5     N-6     N-7     N-8    N-9
    milli-    micro-   nano-   pico-   femto-   atto-  zepto-  yocto-
    margin             nanol   picol   femtol   attol  zeptol  yoctol
Þis series of names are meant to stand in apposition to numbers in most languages, wiþout confusion. In accordance wiþ -hedron and -choron, þey take þe same plural: þat is -on becomes -a.

Gloss:Home Intro A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T Þ U V W X Y Z


© 2003-2009 Wendy Krieger