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? - kastiyeom, 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 - onpaji, double - ondoju, triple - onrax...
Multiplication (how many times? omlam): once - pajilam, twice - dojulam...
Addition (plus how much? omon): plus one - pajion, plus two - dojuon...
Fraction (which part? ompa): 1/2 - pajilam dojupa, 3/5 - raxlam dinpa, 45/143 - follert dinlam drid follert raxpa.

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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