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Re: Cardinal vs Ordinal Age

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Monday, November 3, 2003, 7:41
dansulani wrote:
> Or, loosely, "He/She is enduring for the 40th time a year".
Wouldn't you use "41st"? The year you were born was the first time, but in English, is not "one". You don't turn "one" until you've lived a whole year, when you enter your *second* year of life, and so on. The Kassi use ordinals that way. So, where I'd say "I'm 25 years old" in English, I'd say "I'm in my 26th year" in Uatakassi. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42


Roger Mills <romilly@...>
dansulani <dansulani@...>