The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective (fayanora) wrote,
The Djao'Mor'Terra Collective
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Fuzzy math! (If you involve the kiwi)

I have a new way to do math that is fun! It's also a cipher!

This number system is based on fruit. Some words of interest:

" + " = "toss"       " - " = "pitch"       [divide by symbol] = "grind"
" x " (times symbol) = "chuck"       " = " = "splat"

1 = apple
2 = banana
3 = kiwi
4 = grape
5 = papaya
6 = pineapple
7 = raspberry
8 = mango
9 = cranberry
10 = strawberry
11 = apple-strawberry
12 = banana-strawberry
13 = kiwi-strawberry
14 = grape-strawberry
15 = papaya-strawberry
16 = pineapple-strawberry
17 = raspberry-strawberry
18 = mango-strawberry
19 = cranberry-strawberry
20 = lemon
21 = apple-lemon
22 = banana-lemon
23 = kiwi-lemon
24 = grape-lemon
25 = papaya-lemon
26 = pineapple-lemon
27 = raspberry-lemon
28 = mango-lemon
29 = cranberry-lemon

30 = lime
40 = crabapple
50 = gooseberry
60 = boysenberry
70 = elderberry
80 = cloudberry
90 = rosehip

100 = currant
200 = watermelon
300 = peach
400 = durian
500 = tangerine
600 = nectarine
700 = orange
800 = tomato
900 = plum

1000 = cherry
2000 = blueberry
3000 = blackberry
4000 = apricot
5000 = pear
6000 = mulberry
7000 = honeysuckle
8000 = rhubarb
9000 = loganberry

10,000 = plantain
20,000 = persimmon
30,000 = pawpaw
40,000 = dragonfruit
50,000 = acai
60,000 = serviceberry
70,000 = salmonberry
80,000 = coconut
90,000 = chokecherry

100,000 = starfruit
200,000 = thimbleberry
300,000 = pricklypear
400,000 = mayapple
500,000 = sawpalmetto
600,000 = rowan
700,000 = quince
800,000 = dewberry
900,000 = pluot

1,000,000 = tayberry
2,000,000 = pomegranate
3,000,000 = eggplant
4,000,000 = pumpkin
5,000,000 = cantaloupe
6,000,000 = honeydew
7,000,000 = noni
8,000,000 = guava
9,000,000 = grapefruit

Hence, 50 + 3 = 53 would be expressed as gooseberry toss kiwi splat kiwi-gooseberry.

83,920 [divided by] 5 = 16,784 would be
lemon-plum-blackberry-coconut grind papaya splat grape-cloudberry-orange-mulberry-plantain.

Dunno if you can tell, but the numbers are done differently. That last one, if translated *literally* from fruitmath to literal numbers as their position is in the fruitmath, lemon-plum-blackberry-coconut grind papaya splat grape-cloudberry-orange-mulberry-plantain. would be 20-900-3,000-80,000 [divided by] 5 = 4-80-700-6,000-10,000. (the - is a dash there, not a minus sign). In other words, the number is displayed backwards - the smaller number goes first and you work your way up. This is similar to the layout of the math system I came up with for the Mindeodean culture of a possible story.

So I am pineapple-lemon years old!

A funny addition to this system might be days of the weeks, and month names. So here, days of the week:

Sunday = Vanilla
Monday = Caramel
Tuesday = Mint
Wednesday = Peanut
Thursday = Whipped-Cream
Friday = Fudge
Saturday = Chocolate

Months:

January = Coffee
February = Black Tea
March = Root Beer
April = Lemonade
May = Soda
June = Cappucino
July = Green Tea
August = Beer
September = Herbal Tea
October = Chai
November = Cider
December = Wine

Today's date is Whipped-Cream, Green Tea raspberry-strawberry in the year mango-blueberry.
Tags: ciphers, cool stuff, fun, funny, magick, semantic magick
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