Numerals in Kontoko (Was: Re: Judajca)
|From:||Robert B Wilson <han_solo55@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 23, 2002, 0:38|
In Kontoko there are masculine, feminine, and neuter "personal" numbers
(used only for people, base 8); masculine, feminine, and neuter "animate"
numbers (for animals, plants, and single-celled organisms, base 16);
"inanimate" numbers (for inanimate objects, base 16); "nominative"
numbers (used when referring to the number itself or as the first number
in a mathematical operation, base 10); ordinals (base 12); multiplicative
numbers (base 10); divisive numbers (base 10); additive numbers (base
10); and exponential numbers (base 10).
Numbers in Kontoko are used as parts of compounds. To say 8+8 in
Kontoko, you would say _koletek_ which consists of _kol_ ("nominative" 8)
and _etek_ (additive 8).
Robert Wilson (Elentirno Pereldar) (mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org)
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I yessessë Eru ontanë Menel ar Cemen.
I yessessë ëa Quetta ar Quetta né as Eru ar Eru né Quetta.
"Ananwa," eque erye, "i ilúvë ná carmë Eruva. Ilyë nati nar tanwi