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There's a language called Oksapmin that has base 27, that counts similar to this diagram.  They use the same word for the body part as the number.  
So they also have different words for left wrist and right wrist.  

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There's a language called Oksapmin that has base 27, that counts similar to this diagram.  They use the same word for the body part as the number.  
So they also have different words for left wrist and right wrist.  
Odd that they'd go through the trouble of inventing that system without just using multiple digits for body counting.

the-pi-guy

The sounds that I have to get straight:
q, ch (one described as the "ch" in cheese, and the other as the "ch" in chirp)

x, r, sh (r is pronounced the same as sh, except the vocal cords vibrate. Sh is pronounced as you'd expect.  X is described online as the "sh" sound, except your have the tip of the tongue at the bottom of your teeth.).

J, zh (one described as the "j" in Jeep and the other as the "j" in jerk)

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