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Numbers

The following words form the core of the number system:

siro – zero
un – one
aual – first
do – two
tri – three
katre – four
tano – five
sis – six
set – seven
at – eight
tisa – nine
des – ten
sento – hundred
mil – thousand

Other numbers are formed as follows:

des un – eleven
des do – twelve
des tisa – 19
dodes – twenty
dodes katre – 24
trides – 30
katredes tano – 45
atdes tisa – 89
sento dodes tri – 123
sento katredes – 140
dosento – 200
trisento trides tri – 333
katresento sis – 406
tanosento setdes – 570
tisasento tanodes tri – 953

TODO Describe how the numbers from 1001 to 999,999 are formed and find the words for ‘million’ and beyond.

Cardinal numbers are placed before nouns:

sis kofi – six coffees
tanodes uma – fifty horses

Ordinal numbers are placed after nouns:

kaus sora do – the/a second rainbow
abe des do – the twelfth bird

Aual is an alternative to un which is only used as ordinal (after nouns):

monte aual / monte un – the first mountain

aual is only used standalone, never as a part of combined numbers:

uma des un – the eleventh horse

en/grammar/numbers.txt · Last modified: 2022-03-24 09:58 by christian

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