Well, now that you know some numbers from ; it should quite simple for the hundreds. NUMBERS , 1 Cardinal numerals. Summary table. 2 1– ūnus; duo; trēs; IV to X In Latin, most cardinal numerals behave as indeclinable adjectives. .. the multiples of decem (“10”), the multiples of centum (“”), and mīlle (“”). 1=I 2=II 3=III 4=IV=IIII 5=V 6=VI 7=VII 8=VIII=IIX 9=IX=VIIII 10=X 11=XI 12=XII 13=XIII 14=XIV 15=XV 16=XVI 17=XVII 18=XVIII 19=XIX 20=XX 21=XXI 22=XXII.

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All of these special cases represent values latin numbers 1 1000 are one or two less than a multiple of ten, and have names that subtract from a starting value rather than adding to that value.

These sixteen exceptions are displayed in the table at right. Note that the compound numerals for 98 and 99 are not among the special cases, but instead are formed in the usual additive way. Subtractive compounds normally are latin numbers 1 1000 as single words with no spaces and are indeclinable.

Hypotheses about the origin of Roman numerals Tally marks One hypothesis is that the Etrusco-Roman numerals actually derive from notches on tally stickswhich continued to be used latin numbers 1 1000 Italian and Dalmatian shepherds into the 19th century.

Every fifth notch was double cut i. This produced a positional system: Thus the system was neither additive nor subtractive in its conception, but ordinal.

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When the tallies were transferred to writing, the marks were easily identified with the existing Roman letters I, V and X. The tenth V or X along the stick received an extra stroke.

The hundredth V or X was marked with a box or circle. Meanwhile, was a circled or boxed X: Hand signals Alfred Hooper has an alternative hypothesis for the origin of the Roman numeral system, for small numbers.

## Latin Numbers - The Latin Dictionary

V, then represents that hand upright with fingers together and thumb apart. Another possibility is that each I represents a finger and V represents the thumb of one hand.

This way the numbers between 1—10 can be counted on one hand using the order: Sentence The father has four girls. Pater puellas quattuor habet.

## Appendix:Latin cardinal numerals - Wiktionary

We could have easily said that the latin numbers 1 1000 had girls, but we wanted to know how many girls he had, so the number four specifies how many girls there are, modifying that noun. Numbers and Numerals In English, numbers have two forms: For instance, "ten" is the word form, and "10" is the numeric form.

Latin has the same structure, except that the numerals are much different from English.