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# Why isn't 11 pronounced "onety-one"? Watch

1. Because it isn't spelled that way so pronouncing it that way would be silly unless you changed the word completely.
2. A new low, even by TSR standards.
3. A more important question:

why isn't DVD prononuced doovde?
4. (Original post by danny111)
20 = twenty
21= twenty one = 20 1

10 = ten
11 = onety-one?!??!?!

it should be ten one using your logic for the other numbers.
You are right - the question should be 'Why isn't 11 pronounced "ten one"?
(just as 21 is pronounced twenty one, comprising what its first digit means in context - 20 - and what its second digit means - 1).

It's similar to when everyone said 'nineteen ninety nine' for the year '1999' but didn't say 'twenty zero zero' for '2000'.

Until I read your post I thought in error for some reason that the question should have been 'Why isn't 11 pronounced "tenty-one"?

But then I realised that there is no precedent for using the term 'tenty'. And it also sounds like Gandalf looking for his camping companion: 'I seek the tenty one.'

I think so anyway. I didn't read The Lord of the rings.
5. Same reason it isn't oneteen haha
6. The same reason 12 isn't pronounced 'onety-two'
7. bump

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