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.
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.
Meanwhile, at my junior high, we had biology lessons in the A06 classroom...
This made my day too ! It certainly does away with the myth we've always heard about the "sixually" liberated Sweden !!!
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.
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!!
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".
Haha, I usually just go with the base ten un deg wyth instead...
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!
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 !
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...
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...
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.
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!!