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  • Finnish numbers are evil as they are compound and every word inside the whole compound gets inflected, e.g. the number '28' in nominative, genitive and partative cases

    • kaksikymmentäkahdeksan
    • kahdenkymmenenkahdeksan
    • kahtakymmentäkahdeksaa

    It's wacky! :)

    • Wouldn't much of the apparent problem go away if they wrote it like "kahden-kymmenen-kahdeksan" or something?

      You want evil, look at numbers in Russian (and to a certain extent the other Slavic languages), which I mention in my TPJ13 Maketext Article [] (soon to appear in the Best of TPJ books from O'Reilly). They project case onto the nouns they quantify, in horrible ways that depend on the number. I don't remember the details (and I never could figure out all the rules) but it's like: 1-3 (and compounds t