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Numbers are pretty complicated, so I thought I'd clear things up a bit!
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:iconyaunie13:
Yaunie13 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I know what it is, but I'm confused. Isn't there supposed to be an 8?
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monch511 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013
Is this it
917557759
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Topaz172 Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Broken link
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ShiverMay Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
is either one of these it?
917655975
or
917655759?
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:iconjlathequestion:
jlathequestion Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2013
917553975?
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
Yes but shhhhhhhhh
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:iconcluelessly:
Cluelessly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013
617-886-6552

Probably entirely wrong. I'm not sure how to read the rings though. Do you have any tips or videos that may help me get clearer on how this system works?
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:iconblackhatguy:
BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
No, but the number system has changed. Check the guide for a much simpler one: shermansplanet.com/gallifreyan
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UltimateHammerBro Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014
The new number system isn't as impressive, but it's still really cool.
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dipsydew Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
This is a beautiful system you have here, but aren't Old Gallifreyan numbers in base 7? From where comes 8 and 9? Are those just like "eleven" and "twelve" as shortcuts?
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2013
Well this number system isn't canon, so it doesn't need to be base 7. The base 7 thing is also only semi-canon, because it comes from the chapter numbering system in a book.
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dipsydew Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013
Also I gather that the upper left on the innermost ring is indicated as '8', but since the two circles inside the "8" do not intersect the innermost ring, couldn't that digit also be 2 circles outside the ring, aka 9, or whatever 3 circles on the outside of a ring is?
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2013
Yep, that's it.
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Ooh, close. Very close.
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:iconwfflpwnd:
WFFLPWND Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
9175539758?
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:iconblackhatguy:
BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
Oooh, so very close.
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WFFLPWND Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2013
xD which number am I messing up on? 9175579758?
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:iconblackhatguy:
BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2013
Just remember, for each ring you start at the very bottom and read counterclockwise.
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WFFLPWND Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013
Meh, I'm trying. When your transitioning from circles, do you veer off kind of like a spiral? Or do you go to the next ring and start at the very bottom. I've been spiraling, because in one of your comments it says that the number ends in an 8 (Atless you changed yours phone number of course) and it doesn't quite line up the other way. I'm also confused on the different way to translate the numbers. I know it HAS to go 1-917-55, and then that can either be a 7 or a three based on weather or not the circles interpect the middle from that perspective, and then I know the number after would be a 9, then a 7, then a 5, and then of course you rule out everything because it's an 8. Which also makes it more confusing, because I looked at the newer numbers, and that one ended in a 9, so it's confusing trying to translate them both into something. I don't have a phone either so I'm stuck using iMessage on iPod.
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013
Well the number doesn't end in an 8... there's a simpler number system here that you can use to get the same number: www.shermansplanet.com/storage…
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Yes, but can you please delete that comment? I don't want people finding out without translating it first.
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:icondenisck:
Denisck Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013
You are the owner of the deviation, you can hide that comment
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2013
Oh wow, I guess that should have been obvious.
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:icondenisck:
Denisck Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Lol

Now you know C:
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2013
Haha thank you
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ShiverMay Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I don't have a phone, is the # by any chance 917223712?
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:iconblackhatguy:
BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner May 15, 2013
Nope.
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:iconshivermay:
ShiverMay Featured By Owner May 15, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Or maybe its 9176559715?
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:iconblackhatguy:
BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner May 20, 2013
Try this guide instead: [link]
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PscycoBaltoLover110 Featured By Owner May 9, 2013
I think my brain just collapsed XD
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packyk Featured By Owner May 7, 2013
First off, I love what you've done here. Absolutely love this and the whole Circular Gallifreyan writing system too. However, I really dislike the number system in the official guide. Two big reasons, the first and foremost of which being that I can't read it. I very often miss lines or circles inside the many rings or get lost with regard to which ring I was in. I find it extremely visually confusing. The other reason being that it just does not fit the style of the rest of the writing system. This however, very clearly matches the original appearance of the system. Now if I came off as rude, I appologise, but I felt like you needed to hear this. Anyway, thanks for reading, and again, love what you're doing.
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
Thanks for the input! I had this as the main number system, but people just found it too hard to translate.
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MarkKarmel Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Sherman, you were closer to the mark with the other system. the visual simplicity of that system, among other things, was what made it great.
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Yeah... people said they couldn't understand this one though, so the one in the guide is staying.
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Caliphone Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
i ran across a hexagon based system of writing numbers too. are the two methods used in different ways or something?
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2013
The hexagon based system comes from the numbers written for chapter numbers in a doctor who book, and I just came up with this on my own. Totally separate things.
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mark265 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2012
Isn't the second last digit impossible? It's a circle terminating on the outside of the ring, with two inner circles, representing a "10", given that no-co-centrics would be eight and one-co-centric circle would be 9.
I suspect it to be eight. Is it supposed to be since the two other inner circles are exhausted (used up) by the mid and outer ring?
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
It is eight, because the two inner circles do not touch the innermost ring.
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mark265 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Ah, well if you ever decide to use this system over the new one, you may want to update the legend to reflect that. It show 6,7 and 9 as not needing the inner circles to touch.
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2012
Mhmm. Thanks for notifying me!
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Tabenstein Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
Only one problem I see with this system, and that's that Gallifreyan used a septenary system; base 7. It only uses numbers 0-6.
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2012
This number system is easy to adapt to different bases- easier than our Arabic number system even! I'll describe how to represent different bases in my upcoming section on gallifreyan mathematics.
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derkpointoh Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012
hey...can you check my number and tell me what number you see? Thx.. [link]
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SidereusAnne Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2012
The two things I love the most about this are
1. That you would be getting multiple texts of "jelly babies" from random strangers... at random times of day.
2. Anyone who was contacted by a wrong answer also gets these same "jelly babies" texts, so I hope they're fans of the Doctor, or that would get annoying fast.
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BlackHatGuy Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2012
Haha yes, and it's quite entertaining to get those texts :D
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Kapten-N Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Oh... I completely missunderstood what you ment. I thought that "Jelly Babies" was ment to be a text to prove that you got the right number, like 1 = abc, 2= def, ect. I thought I was really far off because I started of with 91755 and that doesn't write as "jelly" at all, though the double fives could be LL.
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