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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. -- Yitzik