Re: Cardinals and ordinals
|From:||Isaac Penzev <isaacp@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 16, 2003, 12:58|
Isidora Zamora scripsit:
> What sorts of ways do various languages have of forming the ordinal
> numerals? (I'm especially interested in processes that are different from
> the ones that I have seen.)
In Georgian, "first" is _p'irveli_ which suspiciously seems like a borrowing.
The other ordinals are formed regularly by a *circumfix* _me-...-e_:
2 - _ori_ > 2nd - _meore_
3 - _sami_ > 3rd - _mesame_
4 - _otxi_ > 4th - _meotxe_ etc.