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4. Deinau nouns

9. Deinau verb

10. Deinau writing

11. Derivation

14. Kinship terms

16. Noun predicates

17. Relative clauses

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Deinau number system is duodecimal ('A' and 'B' are used for decimal 10 and 11, '10' is 12).

[top]Cardinal numbers

The numerals for 0 to 12 are as follows:

0: peb

1: ḍut

2: ·liit

3: ṣet

4: ·ne

5: sut

6: pi

7: ibi

8: ·piit

9: ·intip

A: stip

B: ·boḍak

10: iboṭ

20: ·ibṭlit

30: ibẓet

40: ·inbe

50: ibzut

60: impi

70: iimmi

80: ·iinbip

90: ·ibintip

A0: ibzip

B0: iṣtotak

100: ·ṣtot

1000: ·ameṣot

10000: kuzez

10,0000: ·bozkez

100,0000: ·sṭozkez

1000,0000: ·ameṣkez

1,0000,0000: kakuz

There are two suffixes often used: -oŋ and i-ak. -oŋ is used for 1-N, where 10 is 10, 100, 1000, etc. i-ak is used for B*10^N-1. (B0, B00, B000).

Only numerals up to 10 behave as P verbs, being conjugated in predicative functions and as relatives in atributives. For other numbers, if it ends with one of those numerals, it is conjugated and the rest of the number goes before connected with u. If there is not one of those numerals, then they are complement to the verb ek (P), and no u is used.

These are four chairs.

Ṭlossuŋuŋ ·snetaŋ.

These are 12 chairs.

Ṭlossuŋuŋ ibot u ·sliittaa.

These are 20 chairs.

Ṭlossuŋuŋ ·ibṭlit sektaa.

When used within a noun phrase, numerals require a classifier, which usually comes after. Using the classifier before has a partitive meaning.

The four chairs.

Ṭlossuŋum ne 'm ·pak.

Four of the chairs.

Ṭlossuŋum am ne ·pak.

This classifier can be possessed:

My four chairs.

Ṭlossuŋum ne 'mal ·pak.

Four of my chairs.

Ṭlossuŋum amal ne ·pak.

Numbers lower than 100 are connected with 'u'. Numerals that begin with fuse the u with the i, which becomes long. boḍoŋ is "almost 10"

1202 (2018 b10): ameṣot ŋe ṣtotlit ·liit.

5B540 (123 456 b10): kuzzut gen amṣotak ŋe stossut ŋe ·inbe.

[top]Counting numbers

The numerals using for counting are sometimes different for the lower numbers.

0: sdok

1: ḍut

2: ·liit

3: ṣnet

4: ·ne

5: sut

6: pi

7: ·spiit

8: ·piit

9: ·pitut

A: ṇap

B: ·bodak

10: iṇdap

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