Words like “twelve” and “twenty four” are English representations of the numbers 12 & 24, respectively. In another language they might be stateds as “ten two” (Chinese) or “four and twenty” (German), respectively.
Does anybody know how Roman Numerals were spoken, in terms of literal translations? Surely XV wouldn’t be “fifteen”. Would it be “ten five” or “eks vee” or what? If you know, please give some more examples (if possible).