The "many" plural rule for Hebrew is probably incorrect

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According to , a new plural rule "many" was added to Hebrew.

It was probably a step in the right direction, but there are a few issues in it:

1. It's a rather obscure rule, which is needed only with some words. It's not incorrect, but it's not immediately obvious even to people who know Hebrew well, as opposed, for example, to the dual rule ("two"), which is well-known. Is it possible to add documentation for it somewhere?

2. The rule as it is written is probably incorrect. The current rule is
<pluralRule count="many">n is not 0 AND n mod 10 is 0</pluralRule>

This means that all things that are multiples of 10 will be affected - 10, 20, 50, 100, 110, etc. If I understand the grammar behind this rule correctly, the number 10 is not supposed to be affected by this rule, and it's supposed to be just "other". There may be exceptions for other numbers, too, although I can't think of any immediately.

If there aren't any other numbers that are affected by this, then the rule must be written like this:
<pluralRule count="many">n is not 0 AND n is not 10 AND n mod 10 is 0</pluralRule>

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