## Duolingo's censorship of the number six...

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All sentence discussions for sentences that include the word 'six' (in Swedish) now return 404 errors. I am assuming Duolingo's 'profanity' filter is responsible for this.

Might I suggest that, at the very least, Duolingo stop filtering this word in the Swedish forum. It is quite ridiculous.

## 16 Comments

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Reminds me of Chemistry class in school, the teacher was telling us about the groups in the periodic table. Grupp ett, Grupp två, Grupp tre, Grupp fyra, Grupp fem, Sjätte gruppen … :D

Seriously though, this is so sad. We spend hours moderating these forums to make sure they aren't filled with inappropriate comments. They don't need to do this.

This makes med think of *allmänna pensionsfonderna* (the public pensions' funds), that are found on the internet with the addresses ap1.se, ap2.se and so on. All six of them, except the sixth one, that *for some reason* isn't called ap6.se but rather apfond6.se.

Unfortunately, I don't think the developers are looking here at all, and we don't really have a way of contacting them about it either. However, I do know that the filter is being actively discussed amongst contributors and with members of staff. I really hope this will be rectified soon.

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One, two, three, four, five, three times two, seven...

A half dozen is five plus one

Let's have "twelve divided by two"! (L)

Numbers in Swedish are a bit tricky, maybe I should try to learn Norwegian instead!!

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At least it's shorter than "tri ar bymtheg". I find French numbers more tricky, for example 97 is "quatre-vingt-dix-sept " = 4-20-10-7 !

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French is much easier than the traditional counting system in Dzongkha, where you have to switch to subtracting half of twenty and a quarter of twenty (or twentyfold multiples thereof) from the next multiple of twenty whenever the initial number is not divisible by twenty due to adding a ten or if you want to add a five.

29 twenty and nine

30 half [of twenty] less than two twenties

31 twenty and eleven

32 twenty and twelve

...

35 a fourth less than two twenties

36 twenty and sixteen

...

89 four twenties and nine

90 half less than five twenties

91 four twenties and eleven

...

95 a fourth less than five twenties

...

9000 twenty-twenty-twenties and a half less than three twenty-twenties...

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It's a nightmare of system because you represent 20-base numbers with our 10-base digits. "9000" in base-20 would be simpler: "12A0",

20 is 10,

21 is 11,

30 is 1A,

39 is 1J,

40 is 20

111 is 5B

now the only thing you need is names for the numbers from 10 to 19, and maybe names for 20, 400, 8000...

http://www.unitconversion.org/numbers/base-10-to-base-20-conversion.html

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I'm having a headache with this number soup! lol And this all began because of the humble Swedish six. Please Duolingo, don't ban it!!