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Anumeric societies
« on: March 20, 2021, 06:54:48 PM »
Who knew that there a cultures who have no knowledge of numerals or counting of any sort? 



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Re: Anumeric societies
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2021, 11:46:36 PM »
I've studied some languages for background and tips for creating my own languages. I never gave thought to a numberless one.
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Re: Anumeric societies
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2021, 09:49:31 PM »
It raises the issue of whether there are concepts that many or all of us lack which prevent us from properly understanding reality or the universe. Perhaps there is a whole category of concepts that we don't get, and that is why the universe seems strange. If we learned those concepts, it would be the key to opening up everything, like a new theory of relativity or quantum mechanics. It may be something we simply never imagined.