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by **k1234567890y** » 03 Aug 2018 16:50

I am going to have a major reworking of the vocabulary of Koulesch.

**Numerals**

The numerals in Koulesch are listed below:

- 1 - ein

- 2 - zwene(masculine)/zwou(feminine)/zwei(neuter and general numeral)

- 3 - drai(masculine and feminine)/drey(neuter and general numeral)

- 4 - fier

- 5 - fynf

- 6 - sechs

- 7 - siben

- 8 - acht

- 9 - neyn

- 10 - zehn

- 11 - einlif

- 12 - zwelf

- 13 - draizehn

- 14 - fierzehn

- 15 - fynfzehn

- 16 - sechszehn

- 17 - sibenzehn

- 18 - achtzehn

- 19 - neynzehn

- 20 - zweinzig

- 30 - draiszig

- 40 - fierzig

- 50 - fynfzig

- 60 - sechszig

- 70 - sibenzig

- 80 - achtzig

- 90 - neynzig

- 100 - hundert

- 1,000 - dausent

hundert and dausent can be declined as nouns, and when they are declined as nouns, they are always delined as strong neuter nouns.

The way to form numerals are essentially the same to that of Standard German, the conjugation *und* is used for the part denoting to 20-90:

- 36 - sechs und draiszig

- 188 - (ein) hundert acht und achtzig

- 2,341 - zwei dausent drey hundert ein und fierzig

- 131,072 - (ein) hundert ein und dreiszig dausent zwei und sibenzig

However, it is not uncommon in colloquial speech to use a more "regular" way to form numerals, especially for 11-19:

- 11 - zehn (und) ein

- 12 - zehn (und) zwei

- 13 - zehn (und) drey

- 14 - zehn (und) fier

- 15 - zehn (und) fynf

- 16 - zehn (und) sechs

- 17 - zehn (und) siben

- 18 - zehn (und) acht

- 19 - zehn (und) neyn

- 20 - zwei zehn

- 30 - drey zehn

- 40 - fier zehn

- 50 - fynf zehn

- 60 - sechs zehn

- 70 - siben zehn

- 80 - acht zehn

- 90 - neyn zehn

And in colloquial speech, the conjugation und is often omitted. For example:

- 36 - drey zehn (und) sechs

- 188 - (ein) hundert acht zehn (und) acht

- 2,341 - zwei dausent drey hundert fier zehn (und) ein

- 131,072 - (ein) hundert drey zehn ein dausent siben zehn (und) zwei

However, this can cause the confusion of 13 and 30, 14 and 40, 15 and 50, 16 and 60, 17 and 70, 18 and 80 and 19 and 90 sometimes, but they are disambiguated by the places of stresses.

Larger numerals are listed below, Note that Koulesch uses a long scale rather than the short scale as US English:

- million - yberdausent

- short-scale trillion/long-scale billion(10^12) - zweifachnis

- short-scale quintillion/long-scale trillion(10^18) - dreyfachnis

- short-scale septillion/long-scale quadrillion(10^24) - fierfachnis

- short-scale nonillion/long-scale quintillion(10^30) - fynffachnis

As shown above, "n-fachnis" means "(1,000,000)^n" in long scales, and all these numerals can be declined as nouns, and like hundert and dausent, when they are declined as nouns, they are always delined as strong neuter nouns.

Ordinal numbers are formed by "numeral + -te", and for 20 and larger numerals, it is "numeral + -(e)ste", when used with Hindu-Arabic numerals, they are witten as "(numeral)te" or "(numeral)st(e)". For example:

- 5th - fynfte(**5te** in Hindu-Arabic numerals)

- 9th - neynte(**9te** in Hindu-Arabic numerals)

- 15th - fynfzehnte(**15te** in Hindu-Arabic numerals)

- 20th - zweinzigste(**20st** in Hindu-Arabic numerals)

- 36th - dreyunddraiszigste(**36st** in Hindu-Arabic numerals)

- 100th - hundertste(**100st** in Hindu-Arabic numerals)

The forms of 1st, 2nd and 3rd are irregualar:

- 1st - erste(**1st** in Hindu-Arabic numerals)

- 2nd - ander(**2r**, **2er**, **2re** or **2te** in Hindu-Arabic numerals)(the regular form **zweite** also exists)

- 3rd - dritte(**3te** in Hindu-Arabic numerals)(the regular form **draite** or **dreyte** also exists)

The suffixes for ordinal numbers can also be used to indicate fractions, for example:

- 2/3 - zwei dritte

- 1/5 - ein fynfte

- 3/10 - drey zehnte

- 13/30 - drey zehn dreiszigste

and one usually uses "halb" for 1/2

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