How to read the number [UNSCR 1695]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by paddycarol, Oct 5, 2006.

  1. paddycarol Senior Member

    Chinese, China
    1. "Such action would logically go well beyond UNSCR 1695"
    Here should 1695 be read as " 16 hundred and 95 "or just "1-6-9-5"
    2. What about "Elizabeth ii"
  2. Old Novice

    Old Novice Senior Member

    USA, English
    I don't know if there is a standard protocol for UN resolutions, but in ordinary AE speech, I'd probably say UNSCR [sixteen ninety-five], the same as the year 1695.

    For numbers of kings and queens, we'd normally convert it to "Elizabeth the second" (and "Henry the eighth", etc.)
  3. Brioche

    Brioche Senior Member

    Australia English
    I presume UNSCR = United Nations Security Council Resolution.
    I would read it as 1-6-9-5, may be 16-95.

    Elizabeth II is Elizabeth the second.
    All monarchs' names follow this pattern.
    Louis XIV = Louis the fourteenth.

    In the US some families name their sons after their fathers for three or four generations, producing names such as John Thomas Smith III [the third] or Hyram Ulysses Grant IV [the fourth].

    However, the abbreviation for Cunard ship Queen Elizabeth II is QE2, and it is read as Que Ee Two.
  4. paddycarol Senior Member

    Chinese, China
    Many thanks for Old Novice and Brooche. By the way, it's true "UNSCR = United Nations Security Council Resolution".
  5. . 1 Banned

    Ferntree Gully
    Australian Australia
    For UNSCR 1695 I would enunciate each interger as 1-6-5-9.
    For monarchs it would be Elizabeth The Second.


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