Counting in French: 70, 80, and 90.

In school we learned these numbers to be soixante-dix (70), quatre-vingts (80), and quatre-vingt-dix (90). But the Belgians and Swiss and probably a few others use the more Latin-derived terms, rather than Celtic, namely: septante (70), octante (80), and nonante (90).

I prefer the latter--fewer syllables.


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