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Numerals

Numerals are nominals and can occur as nominal heads or as modifiers of nominal heads. The numerals that have been attested are shown in the following table:

Numerals

1bri ~ beru
2vri ~ verai
3kri ~ kairi
4dri ~ derni
5lri ~ loroi
6sri ~ srao
7nri ~ naru
8tri ~ terno
9pri ~ apar
10brai ~ berai
100dox
1000doxaz

Collective numerals are formed by adding the suffix <-ri> to the monosyllabic form of the numeral, even were that monosyllabic form itself is not attested, a form of reduplication that suggest that even the monosyllabic numerals were originally bisyllabic. Collective numerals are used to enumerated entities in a group seen as a whole, not in counting.

1  briri
2  vriri
3  kriri
4  driri
5  lriri
6  sriri
7  nriri
8  triri
9  priri
10  brairi

Quantifiers

radanto  all, every
tos ~ desh  all, everything
tejidi  little, a little
tara, leng, lengleng  much, many
yiji, yili  little, few
dox  each
radantos  everyone
ajir  someone, anyone
cyun  very
teli  nothing
tedi  something

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