Philip Newton (pne) wrote in linguaphiles,
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Guess the languages behind the numbers!

Screenshots of the new "ribbon" interface in the Explorer of Microsoft Windows 8 have come out.

I, of course, was more interested in the example file names, which seem to include numbers in different languages.

Who can identify the language each number comes from? Ideally, also include the correct spelling in that language - the names only use ASCII, so accents are lost and other scripts (such as Cyrillic) aren't there, either. And preferably without looking it up somewhere :)

An Explorer window for Windows 8, containing files labelled: File One.doc, File To.rtf, File Trois.txt, File Quattro.zip, File Chetiri.xls, File Sechs.ppt, File Set.xps, File Aath.xml, File Dokuz.vsd, File Ten.mdb, File Once.docx, File Davazdah.xlsx, File Trindtsat.pptx, File Veertien.wiq, File Lencea.psq, File Sttash.sln, File Asra sebat.suo, File Wanpela ten et.cs, File Yeolahop.csproj, File Twenty.js, File Vinte e um.one, File Rua tekau ma rua.html, File Fiche a tri.dotx, File Dawampu't apat.xsn, File Esreem-veh-hamesh.odt, File Nijuroku.xlam, File Douazeci si sapte.gsa, File Kaksikymmentakahdeksan.txt, File Visi-navaya.docm, File Thirty.potm, File Sanshi yi.ppsx.

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  • translations of the Bhagavad Gita

    An old friend was talking with C and me lately, and she expressed an interest in learning more about the ideas behind yoga, and particularly about…

  • Why say Sunday Blues?

    When you can use a German-derived term that Germans speakers themselves probably don't use

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    Poor English, none of the other Germanic languages came to its defense. Frisian is laughing.