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I fully understand roman numerals.

I = 1

V = 5

X = 10

L = 50

C = 100

D = 500

M = 1000

Now I'll stop stating the obvious and ask my question.

5000 in Roman Numerals is V with a line on top of it. (I can't type that). I just wanted to know how you would say it.

Ex. MCLI (1151) is pronounced: emm see ell eye

So how would 5000 be pronunced in roman numerals?

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  • $\begingroup$ Vee overline? $\overline {V }$ is \$\overline {V}\$, btw. $\endgroup$
    – fleablood
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 5:21
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    $\begingroup$ Given a free choice, I would say "vee bar" $\endgroup$
    – Joffan
    Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 5:31

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I don't think Roman numerals were "pronounced". For 5000, $\overline{V}$, the number is $\textit{quīnque milia}$, just as we would we five thousand.

Source: http://blogs.transparent.com/latin/one-to-a-million-in-latin-and-roman-numerals/

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    $\begingroup$ I think Zeke just wants to read the script aloud. "Six thousand two hundred eighty four is written vee-bar emm cee cee ell ecks ecks ecks eye vee." $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 8, 2017 at 5:37

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