Irregularity in French counting system
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I am ''familiar'' with the counting system in English, French, Spanish, German, Farsi and Arabic. Arabic is Semitic, others are Indo-European.
All of them, beginning with 21, have a similar structure, with the ones column either preceding or following the tens column.
Trente et Un
Ein und driesig
See o yek (Farsi)
Ahad wa Thalathin (Ar.)
French follows this scheme up to 69, at which point it goes ape,
70 - sixty ten - soixante dix
80 - four twenty - quatrevignt
90 - four twenty ten - quatrevignt dix
Are there other Indo-Europen languages that do something similar, or was there some specific historical circumstance in French history that led to this peculiarity?
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