https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

Duolingo's censorship of the number six...

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.

September 16, 2017

16 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Arnauti

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.

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Meanwhile, at my junior high, we had biology lessons in the A06 classroom...

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Zmrzlina

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.

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl

This made my day. Thankyou.

September 17, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/reesuz

This made my day too ! It certainly does away with the myth we've always heard about the "sixually" liberated Sweden !!!

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

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.

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.

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!!

September 16, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

That reminds me of Welsh counting -- the traditional word for 18 is deunaw "two-nine" for some reason, rather than the expected tri ar bymtheg "three on fifteen".

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/devalanteriel

Haha, I usually just go with the base ten un deg wyth instead...

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

Indeed :)

When I told one of my Welsh teachers that I was dwy oed a deugain, you could see the cog wheels turning in her mind, and she told me that I should use just pedwar deg dau in the future!

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.

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 !

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/garpike

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...

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.

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

September 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo

97 = dau ar bymtheg a phedwar ugain in traditional Welsh :D ("two on fifteen and four twenties").

It's possible that French got its base-20 counting system from the Celts (e.g. the Bretons or the old Gauls).

But in modern Welsh it's naw deg saith "nine ten seven", very easy.

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosLM.

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!!

September 18, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/sustained

Hahaha, you're kidding right? What a joke...

September 26, 2017
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