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Numeral system, classifiers etc
This public article was written by xroooox, and last updated on 11 May 2018, 17:30.

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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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