Yes, I guess the linguistic roots of what you describe are true, but the numbers remain the same. Ten to me…at least not inside of my head, is not the symbol “10”, but actually a pattern of ten objects, so two tens and a four is twenty-four as is three eights. Why? because the words are just symbols, either visual or aural, that represent a number or more specifically an amount. “Thinking” is a gosh darn weird thing that is for sure, thanks for this. I got to think a little more today and that is always appreciated.