About URIs and how they should appear?

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  1. lordtuber

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    Hello! I have a multilingual site which I made which uses a few thousand .htaccess lines and the .htaccess file is 500kb to redirect the links. At the moment most of the links look something like this:

    \English\Categories\Cars\page1

    I am recycling the code for a new site, but don't want to use so many .htaccess lines since I think it affects the speed a bit. I don't want to recode the whole thing using a controller framework though, so in order to reduce htaccess size I want to include the numbers in the URI like this:

    \English\Categories\Cars\lang\1\cat\1\page1

    This would mean I wouldn't have to introduce a new line in htaccess for every single language since I can just reference the numbers at the end and ignore all of the text at the beginning. But does including the numbers at the end have a negative effect on the SEO? Thanks!

    ps. Sorry I had to remove the URI prefixes and also had to change the slashes around because I am a new member and black hat world won't let me post links yet, although I wasn't using my own domain in the example. Thanks!