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How numbers are written in Aasty society
This public article was written by ORW31770, and last updated on 27 Feb 2016, 09:57.

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Aasty Number Abbreviations
Shown below are the system of writing numbers in Aasty society.

Firstly, it would be useful to know the names of some numbers:
1 = jyjä (jyjä)
10 = qǫǫlä (qǫǫlä)
100 = trannä (traNä)
1000 = kaalä (kaalä)
1000 000 = ttellä (TeLä)
1000 000 000 = kaalÿtiittellä (kaalÿtiiTeLä)
1000 000 000 000 = ttellÿtiittellä (TeLÿtiiTeLä)
1000 000 000 000 000 = kaalÿtiittellÿtiittellä (kaalÿtiiTeLÿtiiTeLä)

You may notice with numbers > 1000 000, the numbers are effectively compound numbers. These are formed with the previous numbers, but with the final –ä changed to a final –ÿ, and with an infix -tii-, meaning “multiplied by”.

Anyway, now onto some abbreviations. The abbreviations are written similarly to the above list:
1 = J (j)
10 = Q (q)
100 = T (t)
1000 = K (k)
1000 000 = L (l)
1000 000 000 = KL (kl)
1000 000 000 000 = LL (L)
1000 000 000 000 000 = KLL (kL)

In order to calculate the value of the abbreviated number, you take the first number (a), and multiply it by the exponent represented by the letter above. You then add on the number(s) after the letter (if there are any) and they take up the place of the zeroes after the first number (a).
For example;

1K = 1000 ; 2KL = 2000 000 000 ; 2T5 = 250 ; 5K23 = 5230.

Clearly in some cases it is easier to write the number in Standard Latin number notation, and the two are used interchangeably, however this abbreviation is particularly useful instead of standard form.
For example;

2.3 × 10^6 = 2300 000 = 2L3

Examples of these abbreviations in use can be found on Aasty banknotes:
250Ł = 2T5Ł = K25: 50Ł = 5QŁ = T5Ł:  