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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". > The > ordinal of minus two, "zmrlrfsut", means "penultimate", etc.
..and of minus three, 'antepenultimate' etc? Much neater IMO than 'penultimate', 'antepultimate' etc. - and logical :) Nifty. Ray =============================================== (home) (work) ===============================================


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