

A196278


Number of letters in the French ordinal numbers.


0



7, 8, 9, 9, 9, 7, 8, 8, 8, 7, 7, 8, 9, 11, 9, 8, 11, 11, 11, 9, 13, 13, 14, 14, 14, 12, 13, 13, 13, 9, 14, 14, 15, 15, 15, 13, 14, 14, 14, 11, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 15, 16, 16, 16, 12, 17, 17, 18, 18, 18, 16, 17, 17, 17, 11, 16, 16, 17, 17, 17, 15, 16, 16, 16, 15, 17, 16, 17, 19, 17, 16, 19, 19, 19, 15, 17, 19, 20, 20, 20, 18, 19, 19, 19, 18, 18, 19, 20, 22, 20, 19, 22, 22, 22, 8
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OFFSET

1,1


COMMENTS

The first term corresponds to the masculine form "premier"; it could as well have been chosen to be "première". Hyphens and spaces are not counted.
It would be nice to have short programs in various languages to spell out the nth ordinal number in French.


LINKS

Table of n, a(n) for n=1..100.
Team of "ParisByPod", French ordinal numbers, 1 to 100, as of Sept. 2011.
Wiktionnaire, Ordinaux en français.
Yale University Library, The names of numbers in French, German, Italian, and Spanish.


EXAMPLE

a(1)=#"premier"=7, a(2)=#"deuxième"=8, a(3)=#"troisième"=9,
a(4)=#"quatrième"=9, a(5)=#"cinquième"=9, a(6)=#"sixième"=7, etc.


CROSSREFS

Cf. A167507, A080519.
Sequence in context: A085676 A036793 A257394 * A006969 A195935 A168097
Adjacent sequences: A196275 A196276 A196277 * A196279 A196280 A196281


KEYWORD

nonn,word


AUTHOR

M. F. Hasler, Sep 30 2011


STATUS

approved



