Lesson 36

Numerals (2)

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This a continuation of the previous lesson on numerals.
Fraction are given as follows

1/2    one half     ser

1/3    a third      meseles ( third part )   or sls

1/4    quarter      rboE

1/5    a fifth      Hmesit  ( fifthe part)

1/6   a sixth       sdesit  ( sixth part)

1/7   a seventh     sbeIt    ( seventh part )

1 1/2  one and half =     Hate we ser

2 1/4  two and quarter =  kl'e we rboE

Ordinal numberals  have both feminine and masculine form. in
Egnlish " first",  "second" , "third " etc. have no specific
gender as they are equally used for the femoale ad male. The case
in Tigre is different. The ordinal numerals are gender
specific and are given as follows:

first      awal  or awelay / awelayt (m/f) we can also use the words
qedam or qedamay/ qedamayt  (m/f)

second     kal' or kale'ay/kale'ayt (m/f)

Example  :   et kale'ayt  amEl  on the second day

third      sals or salsay/ salsayt (m/f)

fourth     rabE or rabeAy/ rabeAyt (m/f)

fifth      Hams or Hamsay/ Hamsayt (m/f)

seventh    sabeE or sabeAy/ sabeAyt (m/f)

eigth      samn or samnay/ samnayt (m/f)

ninth      taseE or taseAy/ taseAyt (m/f)

tenth      Asr or Asray/ Asrayt  (m/f)

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End of Lesson 36

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