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How is -yllion pronounced? Perhaps that should be mentioned in the article. Foogol 01:17, 25 November 2005 (UTC)

I'd imagine myllion starts like my and rhymes with million, chiefly because any other logical pronunciation would clash with million. The higher ones should probably work the same way. Double sharp (talk) 01:22, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Mathematical Gardner[edit]

I believe this number system comes from the paper Supernatural Numbers from the book the Mathematical Gardner. I'm not sure though, as I do not own this book. —Ruud 15:03, 16 February 2006 (UTC)


In the third bullet point, where it says "382 myriad 19 hundred 2," shouldn't it say "3 hundred 82 myriad 19 hundred 2?" Or is there a different way to articulate "382,0000?" Is there a recusivity to the naming of numbers under this system? Kirkmeyers 05:37, 26 June 2007 (UTC)

Of course it's recursive, although in fast speech perhaps you could say "three eighty-two myriad nineteen oh two" for 382,1902. Double sharp (talk) 01:27, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Unused, really?[edit]

His system is basically the same as one of the ancient and now-unused Chinese numeral systems, in which units stand for 104, 108, 1016, 1032, and so on. This is the standard way to count numbers in Japan today, why does the article say it's unused? (talk) 13:57, 18 May 2011 (UTC)

The current system in Japan is not exponential. 10^4 (万), 10^8 (億), 10^12 (兆), 10^16 (京), 10^20 (垓)... — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:47, 15 August 2011 (UTC)

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How does one show negative powers? Am I missing something? — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 03:57, 6 April 2012 (UTC)

I would imagine one tenth, one hundredth, one ten-hundrendth, one myriadth, ..., one myllionth, .... Double sharp (talk) 10:14, 15 June 2014 (UTC)
(P.S. In some sense we already use some of this today in the low range; which have you heard more often for 1200, one thousand two hundred or twelve hundred? Ten hundreds make a thousand, but we only need a new number word at a hundred hundreds, the myriad, so there is a tendency to keep on stating numbers in hundreds when we are well into the range of thousands.) Double sharp (talk) 01:21, 19 March 2015 (UTC)