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# linking-together
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Kartik Agaram

12/08/2023, 3:59 PM
This is absolutely fascinating. Tally marks are a little visual language that has coevolved with the textual context. I don't have a link, but links appreciated.
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Stew O'Connor

12/08/2023, 4:53 PM
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Jacob Zimmerman

12/08/2023, 5:34 PM
I grew up in China, the ‘zheng’ 正 character has a few meanings, but it kind of means “complete” in this case. It’s also marginally different from 五 which is the character for 5, I’ve always found that confusing.
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Arvind Thyagarajan

12/08/2023, 8:02 PM
The romantic version makes the most immediate sense to me
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guitarvydas

12/08/2023, 8:34 PM
I'm not sure if this is what you are asking about, but it uses the word "Tally" 🙂 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tally_stick
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Eli Mellen

12/11/2023, 2:13 PM
I grew up in the US, and attended US public schools for the most part, and, I guess weirdly, was taught the box versions, from Brazil, France, etc. I wonder how strict this is? I thought the Australia, Europe, etc. version was only ever used in cartoons for the longest time 😆
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abeyer

12/16/2023, 12:39 AM
I also wonder where Brazil has wandered off to that is no longer part of South America?
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