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Numerals in Tandi
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Numerals do not decline to match their referent unless the referent is omitted and the numeral is standing in as a noun. In such a case, the numeral declines like a noun the same way that an adjective would in the same situation. When a numeral is the noun itself (with no referent), it is treated as an abstract noun and declines accordingly.

Two-digit numbers are formed by simply concatenating the numbers together. For example, twenty-three is räžfria. Larger numbers are further chained together (e.g. hiketräzfria is “one hundred twenty-three”). Numerals continue as a single word through the thousands (e.g. räžfriafulsampraahiketpližfrø is “twenty-three thousand eight hundred fifty-seven”). To aid reading, numerals are split into separate words at each of the millions (e.g. hiketfrøzfriaharše plifulsambry is “one hundred seventy-three million five thousand four”).

 Tandi uses the long-form counting method, where each unit after a million is a million times as big, rather than only a thousand times as big as in American English. For example, “one billion” in English would be translated as fulsamharše, or “one thousand million”, and “one trillion” in English would be translated as karše, or “one billion”.

Non-cardinal numbers are derived using suffixes. The suffix is only added to the final word in the numeral.

Cardinal-
Ordinal-nem
Partitive-get
Multiplicative-kum
Collective-vlat
Distributive-krot


The collective form of a numeral refers to a collective group (e.g. “pair” or “dozen”). In  Tandi, it is used to denote that the group is together. For example: “There are four (cardinal) kittens” simply means that there are four kittens present, while “There are four (collective) kittens” suggests that they are of the same group, and might be translated as “There is a litter of four kittens.”
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