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If we take the number 26, there is two ways of reading this sign: from left to right, you will have included French, English, Russian, Greek… from right to left; we have German, Arabic, Hebrew, Hindi… So, we can classify languages in two categories: in the first, we begin with dozens and we finish with units. In the second, we start with units and then conclude with dozens.
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26: dozen first

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French: vingt six
English: twenty six
Italian: venti sei
Spanish: venti seis
Turkish: yirmi altı
Armenian: քսան վեց
Russian: двадцать шесть
Croatian: dvadeset šest
Zoulou: amabili nesithupha
Polish: dwadzieścia sześć
Malaisian: dua puluh enam
Romanian: doua zeci si sase
Igbo: iri abụọ na isii
Swedish: tjugosex
Swahili: ishirini na sita
Tadjik: бисту шаш
Kazakh: жиырма алты
Greek: εικοσι εξι
Irish: fiche
Corean: 스물여섯
Lituanian: dvidešimt šeši
Indonesian: dua puluh enam
Sudanese: dua puluh genep
Sesotho: mashome a mabeli tse tšeletseng
Maori: e rua tekau ma ono
Thai: ยี่สิบหก
Punjabi: ਵੀਹ ਛੇ

26: units first

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Arabic: ستة وعشرين
German: sechsundzwanzig
Persian: بیست و شش
Danish: seksogtyve
Afrikaans: ses en twintig
Wolof: seven
Hindi: ब्बीस
Hebrew: עשרים ושש

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