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Numbers 2

1.  "Times"

In order to express so many "times", ie once, twice, three times, etc, add the suffix -(a)nai to the cardinal (include the "a" if it follows a consonant, omit it if it follows a vowel), eg:

once             enenai
twice             buounai
nine times    nantanai

All these are indeclinable. Historically they show the old (Juralic) plural ending -aj, which was largely replaced by -ix in Atlantean nouns and adjectives.

 

2.  "Every / each"

To translate "every ...", eg "every three, every four" or "three of each, four of each", prefix the Atlantean cardinal with "ton(t)-". Use the form "tont-" before a vowel, otherwise "ton-". EG:

Every one (each one)                         tonten
Every five (five of each)                      toncel

 

3.  Fractions

To create fractions, add the definite article before the ordinal numeral for single fractions, or the relevant number for larger ones, as in English  eg:

a/one half           en buoul
one third            en darcul
one quarter        en theinul
two thirds           buou darcuix

These fractions are indeclinable, and followed by the genitive case of the noun.

 

4.   "-ly", "in the .... place"

To translate words like "firstly, secondly," etc, add the adverbial suffix -ehe to the ordinal, similar to the English construction, eg:

firstly       enuyehe
fifthly       ceyehe

To understand the change of vowel from "l" to "y" when the "ehe" is suffixed, see the section on irregularities in declension and conjugation. There are two numerals which do not correspond to the expected formation:

tenthly                                    douyehe
in the seventieth place         ariehe   

 

5.  "-ruple", "multiplied by", "...times".

To translate formations like "double", "quadruple", "twenty times", there are two methods depending on whether the construction is an adjective (as in "triple salary") or a verb (as in "to triple a salary").
As an adjective, prefix the first part of the cardinal to the relevant noun. Note that only the first four (up to "quadruple") are regularly used in Atlantean. Ie:

Double         buo-
Triple           dar-
Quadruple   thein-

Single   is a separate adjective  =  encanul.

As a transitive verb, Atlantean used the construction "to make two", "to make three", etc, with the verb "ei thaid" plus the cardinal, eg

To double / make two      ei thaid buou
To triple / make three       ei thaid darco

To express the intransitive verb, "to double" in the sense of "to become double", Atlantean used "ad ern" plus cardinal, eg

To double / become two     ed ern buou

 

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