Re: Ordinal (and other numerical) adverbs
|From:||Carsten Becker <carbeck@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, February 27, 2008, 22:00|
First off, from the preliminary grammar of Ayeri:
| 220.127.116.11. Ordinals
| The ordinal numbers are formed by nominalisation, that is,
| the suffix -an is added at the end. Indeed the number word
| now behaves like a noun.
| 0th *dyān 9th veyān
| 1st menan 10₁₀th malan
| 2nd saman 11th taman
| 3rd kayan 12th malanan
| 4th yan 13th maleman
| 5th iran 14th mesangan
| 6th miyan 15th manayan
| 7th itan 16th magosan
| 8th henan
| This is applicable without further exceptions to all other
| numbers as well.
| 18.104.22.168. Multiplicatives
| Instead of saying X times Y, Ayeri uses a special
| multiplicative form of numbers, which is expressed by
| adding the suffix -(t)ay. The irregularity here is that
| the "t" often assimilates to both the point of
| articulation and the voicedness of the preceding
| Among the numbers from 0 to 16, there may be further
| irregularities. You get the following list accordingly:
| 0 dyatay 9 veyatay
| 1 mengay 10₁₀ maltay
| 2 sambay 11 tambay
| 3 kagay 12 malantay
| 4 yoday 13 malembay
| 5 irakay 14 mesangay
| 6 m(i)yetay 15 mangkay
| 7 itay 16 magotay
| 8 hentay
| The derivational suffixes for the multiples of 12 as
| follows: -latay, -singay, -yatay, -kanday.
I think the following sentences might be solved like this
Matahaniya ang Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>:
> Mi manĝis trie.
> I ate thirdly. = eating was the third in my seq. of
> Mi manĝis trifoje.
> I ate three times.
> Mi manĝis triafoje.
> I ate for the third time.
Like the first sentence, i.e. 'Makondyang kayanyam.'
Tenena, Kardaying 20, 2317 ya 11:09:26 pd
Wednesday, February 27, 2008 at 10:42:58 pm