# Numerals

## Cardinal numbers

Quantity can be expressed with numerals and other quantity-words. They are put before the word or phrase that they qualify.

**un xing**
– one star

**duli xing**
– two stars

**sani xing**
– three stars

**xavi xing**
– few stars

**poli xing**
– many stars

**un day kurse**
– one big chair

**duli day kurse**
– two big chairs

**sani bon kurse**
– three good chairs

The basic number words are:

- 0
**nol** - 1
**un** - 2
**duli** - 3
**sani** - 4
**cari** - 5
**limi** - 6
**sisi** - 7
**seti** - 8
**bali** - 9
**navi**

Greater numbers are simply made by putting one digit after another – exactly like they are written in the universal numerical language of mathematics.

- 10
**un nol**or**desi** - 11
**un un** - 12
**un duli** - 13
**un sani** - 20
**duli nol** - 21
**duli un** - 22
**duli duli** - 100
**un nol nol**or**honi** - 101
**un nol un**or**honi un** - 200
**duli nol nol**or**duli honi**

Numbers that are greater than 999 may use the multiples from the International System of Units. So for example kilo denotes a multiple of a thousand.

- 1 000
**kilo** - 1 000 000
**mega** - 1 000 000 000
**giga** - 1 000 000 000 000
**tera** - 10
^{15}**peta** - 10
^{18}**eksa** - 10
^{21}**zeta** - 10
^{24}**yota**

Sometimes it is known from the context how many objects are spoken about.
For example, the word **sol** (sun) normally refers to just one sun because there is only one.

## Fractions

Fractions are formed with the help of
**fen**
(fraction, part).

**uni dulfen**
– a half, ½

**uni carfen**
– a quarter, ¼

**sani carfen**
– three quarters, ¾

## Ordinal numbers

Ordinal numbers are created with the suffix **-odi**.

**unodi**– first**dulodi**– second**sanodi**– third**carodi**– fourth**limodi**– fifth**sisodi**– sixth**setodi**– seventh**balodi**– eighth**navodi**– ninth**desodi**– tenth

They are placed before the modified noun like normal adjectives.

**unodi fen**
– the first part

**dulodi fen**
– the second part

**sanodi fen**
– the third part

## Date and time

#### Days of the week

In naming the days of the week, a number indicating the day (starting from Monday) is followed by
**yom**
which means the period of 24 hours.
So 'Monday' is literally 'one-day', 'Tuesday' is 'two-day', 'Wednesday' is 'three-day', etc.

**unyom**– Monday**dulyom**– Tuesday**sanyom**– Wednesday**caryom**– Thursday**limyom**– Friday**sisyom**– Saturday**setyom**– Sunday

#### Months

**unlun**– January**dullun**– February**sanlun**– March**carlun**– April**limlun**– May**sislun**– June**setolun**– July**ballun**– August**naulun**– September**deslun**– October**desunlun**– November**desdullun**– December