Nanyan Numerals

by J D Wise

Friday, August 25, 2017 10:40 PM

If you’ve read The Ancient Chronicle (or even leafed through it), you’ve probably noticed the chapter numbers contain special symbols. These are called “Nanyan Numerals,” which the Nanyanin use in certain applications—mostly titles and inscriptions. Construction of Nanyan numerals follows a very interesting set of rules. Can you figure them out?