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Proposal 1
  • 1-12
    • 1: ën
    • 2: two
    • 3: tri
    • 4: fier
    • 5: femf
    • 6: six
    • 7: seven
    • 8: acht
    • 9: nien
    • 10: tën
    • 11: elv
    • 12: tvielf
  • 13-19
    • formed by adding the suffix -tëen to the numbers 3 to 9:
    • compare this to the english suffix -teen
  • multiples of 10
    • formed by adding the suffix -tig to the name of the first digit
    • compare this to the english suffix -ty
  • powers of 10
    • 100: hundred
    • 1000: tusend
  • references: sch12
Proposal 2
  • 0-10
    • 0: nul
    • 1: en
    • 2: tve
    • 3: tri
    • 4: fir
    • 5: fem
    • 6: seks
    • 7: siv
    • 8: akt
    • 9: nin
    • 10: ten
  • powers of 10
    • 100: hundred
    • 1000: tusend
  • all other numbers
    • formed by sticking the numbers together according to the decimal system with the numbers from 2 to 9 as factors
    • for example 8192: akttusend-(en)hundred-ninten-tve
  • for the numbers 11-19 this system differs from most systems used in the Germanic languages, which makes it a little bit harder to comprehend for Germanic speakers without ever having seen it, but it also widens the distance between the names of the number-pairs “10+x/10·x” (13/30, 14/40, …), which is ofter quite small in the systems of the Germanic languages; e.g. the English words fourteen and fourty are quite susceptical to get confused
  • references: fen13
Proposal 3
  • 0-10
    • 0: nul
    • 1: en
    • 2: tvo
    • 3: tri
    • 4: fir
    • 5: fiv
    • 6: seks
    • 7: siven
    • 8: akt
    • 9: neen
    • 10: ten
  • powers of 10
    • 100: hundred
    • 1000: tusen
    • 1000000: miljon
  • references: cha07

Ordinals

The “backbone” of the ordinal suffix will be T and/or D, and the options are, in terms of T: -te (Danish, Dutch, German, Norwegian); -ta (Icelandic, Swedish); -t (English); and -ti (Icelandic). The other question is whether ordinal numbers will have the singular/plural distinction or be invariant (like genitives). Also, one can see that morphologically, there's a similarity between ordinals and preterites, but happily there is no danger of conflict because numbers don't act as verbs.

numbers.txt · Last modified: 2019/09/17 17:24 by ob