CountingIn Daleth, there are several different ways to count things:
1, 2, 3, Fullhand, Full-and-1, Full-and-2, Full-and-3, Fulls (plural). Fulls-and-1, Fulls-and-2, Fulls-and-3, Fulls-and-fullhand/triple fullhand (12), triple-and-1, triple-and-2, triple-and-3, Double Fulls.Both Fulls and Double Fulls (16) are important numbers to the Sudzi, just like any plural of Fullhand or Fulls. However, counting is not really important to the way of life of the ancient Sudzi. Most Sudzi are now counting in another manner, though in aging (birthdays) every Fullhand is celebrated more cheerful than other birthdays. These birthdays also put the life of a Sudzi to a different level.
The Sudzi did know of the zero, but they only used it to indicate nothing. The way their numbers went was without a zero, so numbers were made up like this:
1, 2, 3, 4, 41 (Fulhand-and-one), 42, 43, 44 (Fulls), 441 (Fulls-and-1), etc.Because counting to four is counting in holy numbers, the Sudzi-way of counting is adopted by the elemental religion. Counting time also uses a four-based counting (See [Time]).
So, after twelve (a dozen) came dozen-and-one (13), after dozen-and-eleven came two-dozen.
Counting in the old way is used almost everywhere, but it is not easy to count this way because many sizes have their own way of counting (see [distances, size], [time] and [coins]). To make things easier, the Garatheins was invented and scientists are working on more advanced models that can do difficult calculations (by some skeptics, this device is called the Difficulties Engine).
The counting in the Modern Way starts with zero, then goes to nine. At the next point, the first ten is reached. For the first ten, a 1 is placed, and behind that a zero to tell nothing is added to it. The next number, ten-and-one, is written down as 11. For the second ten, the a 2 is placed in front of a zero, indicating there are two tens and nothing to add. This goes on, and after nine-tens-and-nine, the first hundred is reached. Now, another 1 indicates the first hundred, and two zeros behind it tell that nothing has to be added. Next, 101 indicates one hundred and one to be added, same as 111: one hundred, one ten and one to be added.
This very unnatural way of counting is mostly used in modern circles, such as artists and weird scientists.