Negative ordinality (was: Please welcome . . .)
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, December 14, 2003, 16:51|
On Sunday, December 14, 2003, at 03:29 AM, Dennis Paul Himes wrote:
> Tristan McLeay <zsau@...> wrote:
>> I've never heard of `minus oneth', though; ...
'oneth'? 'minus first' surely?
> In Gladilatian the ordinal of minus one, "zmrlrzno", means "last".
> ordinal of minus two, "zmrlrfsut", means "penultimate", etc.
..and of minus three, 'antepenultimate' etc? Much neater IMO than
'penultimate', 'antepultimate' etc. - and logical :)