**Numerals (Laidama)**
Numerals express
**quantity**, either **countable** (using number - __definite__
numerals) or **uncountable** (inexpressible using number - __indefinite__
numerals). Further are numerals divided into **cardinal**, **ordinal**,
**multiple** and **generic**.

Numerals are
in many respects similar as to pronouns, to adjectives (ordinal, multiple
of repetition) as to adverbs (cardinal, indefinite), what is mirrored in
the model of their creation. Numerals are either connected with the counted
(three dogs - **raxrontu**) or with related determinative (three - **omrax**).

__Cardinal numerals__

These numerals mean
only **quantity**, oneself they **name numbers**. They answer the
__om__ (how much?) question:

O- **pit**,
1- **paji**, 2- **doju**, 3- **rax**, 4- **fol**, 5- **din**,
6- **raji**, 7- **tid**, 8- **ini**, 9- **int**, 10- **lert**,
100- **drid**, 1000-
**berb**, million- **ralib**, billion- **ralin**,
trillion- **duheb**, quadrillion-
**duhen**.

Composita are made following this model:

21- **dojulert
ompaji**

1538- **berb
dindrid raxlert omini**
__Ordinal numerals__

Ordinal numerals
express **position in sequence**. They are answer to __-om__
(which one in the sequence?) and they behave like an adhesion affixes:
which house in the line? - **kastiye**__om__, the fourty third (house)
- **kastiyefollertrax**.

Connection of
ordinal numeral with attributive determinative **a** serves as a __generic
numeral__, expressing plural of collectives and propagatives (greenwood
- **lajatlum**, two greenwoods - **lajatlumadoju**).
__Multiple numerals__

These numerals are
used to record **repetition** or **multiplication** of noun.

__Repetition__ (how many times?
**onom**): single -
__on__paji, double - __on__doju,
triple - __on__rax...

__Multiplication__ (how many
times? **omlam**): once -
**paji**__lam__, twice - **doju**__lam__...

__Addition__ (plus how much?
**omon**): plus one - **paji**__on__, plus two - **doju**__on__...

__Fraction__ (which part? **ompa**):
1/2 - **paji**__lam__ doju__pa__, 3/5 - **rax**__lam__ din__pa__,
45/143 -
**follert din**__lam__ drid follert rax__pa__.
__Indefinite numerals__

Indefinite numerals
express **quantity** we
**cannot** or **do not want** to count,
i.e. assign with number: thus much - **omo**, several - **omko**,
lots of, plenty - **oma**, few, little - **ome**.
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