

A196278


Number of letters in the French ordinal numbers.


2



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". In contrast to A006969, hyphens and spaces are not counted. First differs at n = 17, where the hyphen in "dixseptième" is not counted here, but there.
It would be nice to have short programs in various languages to spell out the nth ordinal number in French.


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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.
a(80) = 15, the number of letters in "quatrevingtième".  M. F. Hasler, Aug 08 2021


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KEYWORD

nonn,word


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STATUS

approved



