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Re: The Sand Reckoner in Your ‘Langs

From:Michael Poxon <mike@...>
Date:Sunday, April 5, 2009, 1:04
Like many langs, Omina has no words for specific very large numbers. Above
12, numbers are usually given as "eta" (lit., 'a throng of something'),
or -eta is used as a suffix to indicate a collection of related things:
ti "faint star" : tieta "open cluster".
Indeed in one of the dialects, -eta has become simply a plural suffix -ed
(classical Omina has no nominal pluraliser)