do bí

‘two twenties’ i.e. forty

tr€
bí 
‘three twenties’ i.e. sixty etc.



Cardinal numerals can be compounded by the combination of two numbers
and so formed numerals denote the round about number. Thus such compound
numerals mark no definiteness. Most of the compound numerals are formed by
adding /ek/ to any of the cardinal number (primary or derived) or the next
higher cardinal number :

Examples are :

carek


‘about four’ 
barãek


‘about twelve’

sek


‘about hundred’

do trє


‘about two or three’

car pnj


‘about four or five’ etc.



Except the ordinal numeral for first i.e., /plo/
all the ordinal numeral stems are formed by adding {j~th~m}
to the respective cardinal numeral with some alternant form in some cases
and thus formed ordinal numeral stems take gendernumber markers and are
inflected like adjectives of /rtt/
class (as described above) for case forms.

Ordinal numeral stem formatives {j~th~m}
occur in complementation such as {j} is taken by the alternant forms of
/do/ ‘two’ which becomes /duj/ and /tr€/
‘three’ which becomes /tij/ and {th}
is taken only by the alternant form of /car/ ‘four’ becomes /cth/.
And the other numerals take {m} to form

ordinal numeral stems. In the process of ordinal numeral formation the
vowel endings of the cardinal numerals are dropped when {m} is added to
these numerals. Following are some ordinal numeral forms given in
masculine singular :

plo

‘first’

dujo

‘second’

tijo

‘third’

ct^{h}o

‘fourth’

pnjmo

‘fifth’

c^{h}emo

‘sixth’

stmo

‘seventh’

^{h}mo

‘eigth’

nmo

‘nineth’

dsmo

‘tenth’

yarmo

‘eleventh’

barmo

‘twelfth’

termo

‘thirteenth’

cdmo

‘fourtheenth’

pndrmo

‘fifteenth’

smo

‘sixteenth’

starmo

‘seventeenth’

^{h}armo

‘eighteenth’

Unnímo

‘nineteenth’

bímo

‘ninetyfirst’

Ikanmo

‘ninetyfirst’

smo

‘hundredth’


Besides order some of these ordinal numerals also perform other
function such as fraction of the whole as in :
