## Numerals (II)

### (Ordinal Numerals)

While cardinal numerals are used for simple counting, ordinal numerals are used to give the order in which something is given. Ordi nal numerals are gender specific in Blin. Feminine is formed by adding -i to the masculine form, as lingr (second), lingeri.

#### Order (Masculine)

```First       			selfa, selfuKw
Second      			linger
Third       			siKwer
Fourth      			sejer
Fifth       			ankwer
Sixth       			welter
seventh     			lengeter
Eighth      			sekweter
Ninth       			seser
Tenth       			shker
Eleventh    			shka laKw
Twelvth     			shka linger
Twentieth   			lengerengn

Order (Feminine)
First      			selfri
Second     			lingeri
Third      			siKweri
Fourth     			sejeri
Fifth      			ankweri
Sixth      			welteri
seventh    			lengeteri
Eighth     			sekweteri
Ninth      			seseri
Tenth      			shkeri
Eleventh   			shka laKw
Twelvth    			shka lingeri
Twentieth  			lengerengn

For more than twenty, the word "ab" (part) is also added:
23rd  lengereng-disiKwer ab

Fractions
1/2    one half      		gef
1/3    one third        	siKwrng
1/4    one fourth         	sejrng,  rbU
1/5    one fifth             	ankwrng
1/6    one sixth		weltrng
1/7    one seventh       	lengetrng
1/8    one eighth		seKwetrng
1/9    one ninth             	sesr'ng
1/10   one tenth           	shker ab

2 1/2   two and half            lengadi gefdi
6 1/2   six and half            weltadi gefdi

There is another form of representing fractions: by adding ab to the
ordinal numeral:

1/2  	linger ab
1/3 	sikwer ab
1/4 	sejer ab
1/5 	ankwer ab
4/5 	seja ankwrng

12  dozen   	Ibela
25  		(equivalent to 1/4 of a quintal)  gebeta
```

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