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*Scots Gaelic has two systems of counting. Traditionally, as in all Celtic languages to my knowledge, counting is based on twenties, so forty would be ‘two twenties’ (or more properly in English, ‘two scores’). There are, therefore, multiple ways of saying different numbers. This one is the newer one based on tens. More correctly, it would be ‘ceithir fichead’, or ‘four twenties’ (‘four scores’). I wanted to present this to you. I will be using the traditional counting system as much as I can, though.
**I wonder if this is from the same root as ‘word’. I shall research it.