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:
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)
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:
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:
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:
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
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 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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