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Re: Cardinal vs Ordinal Age

From:Muke Tever <hotblack@...>
Date:Monday, November 3, 2003, 15:43
On Mon, 3 Nov 2003 09:26:37 +0200, dansulani <dansulani@...>
> This got me wondering how we all refer to > age in our various conlangs.
"I'm twenty-three years old" in Atlantic Kirumb: Erte mé'f dósonth stre'k ântes. ['ErtE mef 'dusOnT strEk `@ntEs] be-3sg 1sg.of twenty three.and This is the standard possessive construction, to say "X has Y," so: "I have 23 years", lit. "23 years are mine". *Muke! -- E jer savne zarjé mas ne (You put music in my heart Se imné koone'f metha And with the spirit of an artist Brissve mé kolé adâ. I will make the dreamtime)