With regard to this sentence, ...oni povas krei el ĝi 15-20 vortojn..., how would you say the dash character?

If you were reading that sentence, would you say "dek kvin ĝis dudek?"

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Laŭ PMEG, la nomo de la signo - estas dividostreko. [REDAKTO] Laŭ PMEG, la nomo de ĉi tiu signo estas ĝis-streko. (Dankon, La Vo!)

Sed kiam oni elparolas „15-20“, oni diras „de 15 ĝis 20“.

  • I think the translation is not right. That's hyphen in English. Here we're looking for an en-dash which is clearly distinct.
    – La Vo-o
    Dec 18, 2016 at 13:15
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    Found it: ĝis-streko
    – La Vo-o
    Dec 18, 2016 at 13:17
  • @LaVo Vi pravas! Bonvolu afiŝi ĉi tion kiel respondon. Mi forigos mian. Dec 19, 2016 at 6:59
  • There's no need, that's a small thing. The question was about reading the range, not about naming the glyph.
    – La Vo-o
    Dec 19, 2016 at 8:59
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    Except that the character typed in the original question above is a hyphen, not an en-dash! In many cases nobody will notice, let alone bother about it, but if you're being careful, use a hyphen '-' only for hyphenated words, and use the longer en-dash '–' for ĝis. dashhyphen.com
    – Tim Morley
    Dec 19, 2016 at 21:34

oni povas krei el ĝi de 15 ĝis 20 vortojn

Use de and ĝis when doing lower and upper bounds of a range of numbers.

Additionally, these can be used for other ranges
e.g. I went from Paris to Berlin (Mi iris de Parizο ĝis Berlinο) I have realised my mistake. el and al should be used here.

  • What? Is it not correct to use "de" and "gxis" for places? Where did you find that infomration? Dec 19, 2016 at 6:53
  • Mi iris el Parizo al Berlino means that I went from Paris to Berlin. Mi iris de Parizo ĝis Berlino means that I went up to Berlin. Actually, accg. to Reta Vortaro, it's okay to use de-ĝis, but I didn't mean to use de-ĝis in that sentence. Dec 19, 2016 at 7:06

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