Talk:13 (number)

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13 and zoroasterianism[edit]

this section should be omitted. there is no proof for this idea. in Zoroasterianism we don't have such idea that a day is wicked one. This interpretation for Sizdah Be-dar is absolutely recent.

nothing on here about templar?!![edit]

add somethin.. geez

Virginia Massacre?[edit]

I'm sorry, I honestly don't understand what the massacre, as dreadful and sinful as it is, has anything to do with the fact that the NASDAQ had a rise. That seems to be more of a stretch than the movie titles... daemonic666 17:18, 9 May 2007 (AEST)

Grammar Section[edit]

The section called "Grammar" is a bit simplifying and hence misleading. "Thirteen" in English can be grammatically analyzed as the first in the "teen" series that follows the pattern "1-9 number (or derivation of) + teen (derivation of ten)" that's true. But many speakers probably wouldn't even equate "teen" with "ten", they just know to follow the pattern. This brings up a lot of etymology.

"Eleven" and "Twelve" historically referred to an assumed "ten" with their original 'one left' and 'two left' constructions. You could argue that the 'lv' in both of these words signifies their compound nature. This might merit mention. 11 and 12 were formed on a different pattern in Germanic and have since mutated to be unanalyzable to speakers.

In the Romance languages (at least in Spanish I can say for sure) the numbers that are not obviously analyzed as compounds with the number 10 are just bastardizations of the Latin versions which were compounds of 1-9+10 and the modern names haven't changed so much to entirely obscure that. The pattern is pretty apparent.

In Russian (I couldn't say about every Slavic language), the 'teen' numbers are very obviously compound constructions with the number 10. In the same way that 13 is not "threeteen" but rather "thirteen" and 15 is not "fiveteen" but rather "fifteen", Russian has allowed some minor pronunciation (stress) changes to make the words easier to say.

Template:Superstitions ??[edit]

The template seems to have a very low bar for inclusion. I'm considering removing it from this page. Any comments? Power~enwiki (talk) 06:37, 19 July 2017 (UTC)