I know that you can pronounce a fraction using the -ono suffix. However, in some situations it can be hard to parse; for example 2/10 is pronounced du dekonoj but can be mistaken for dudekonoj, that is 1/20. Is there another way to say fractions aloud?
- 12 / 10 = dekdu dekonoj = 12 dividite de 10 (3 syllables more)
- 10 / 20 = dek dudekonoj = 10 dividite de 20
Difference only audible by the pause for
onoj. However pauses are a bit more used in E-o as in English - I think.
It would have been nice to have a shorter expression for
dividite de (
per/super?) but that is as it is.
For clearness by audio channel with noice (radio, phone), one can use the following trick:
- 12 / 10 = dekdu da dekonoj
- 10 / 20 = dek da dudekonoj