Value Cardinal and ordinal numerals are identical except for ‘one’ and ‘first’

Language:
Early Sranan
Parameter:
Ordinal numerals
References
van den Berg 2007: 95-99; Bruyn 1995a: 208-209; Bruyn 1998

Examples

  1. na fossi kakka-kreh; na tu kakka-kreh; na dri kakka-kreh
    na
    at
    fosi
    first
    kaka-krei;
    rooster-cry
    na
    at
    tu
    two/second
    kaka-krei;
    rooster-cry
    na
    at
    dri
    three/third
    kaka-krei
    rooster-cry
    at the first rooster crow; at the second rooster crow; at the third rooster crow
    German: beym ersten, zweiten, dritten Hanengeschrey [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 77-78

  2. Na wan a ben gi feifi Talent, na da tarrawan tu, na di vo dri a gi wan, no morro.
    Na
    to
    wan
    one
    a
    3sg.sbj
    ben
    pst
    gi
    give
    feifi
    five
    talent,
    talent
    na
    to
    da
    the
    tarawan
    other.one
    tu,
    two
    na
    to
    di
    this
    fu
    of
    dri
    three
    a
    3sg.sbj
    gi
    give
    wan,
    one
    no
    neg
    moro.
    more
    To one he gave five talents, to the other one two, to the third one he gave one, no more.

    See Schumann 1781: 239

  3. fossi deh worko; tu deh worko
    fosi
    first
    de
    day
    wroko;
    work
    tu
    two/second
    de
    day
    wroko
    work
    Monday (lit. first working day), Tuesday (lit. second working day)
    German: Montag, Dienstag [op.cit.]

    See Schumann 1783: 28

  4. Da fosiewan; Diesiefoemekie toe; Diesie foe mekie drie; Diesie foe mekie twentie
    da
    det.sg
    fosiwan;
    first.one
    disi
    dem
    fu
    to
    meki
    make
    tu;
    two
    disi
    dem
    fu
    to
    meki
    make
    tri;
    three
    disi
    dem
    fu
    to
    meki
    make
    twenti
    twenty
    the first one; the second one; the third one; the twentieth one
    Dutch: de eerste; de tweede; de derde; de twintigste [op.cit.]

    See Weygandt 1798: 10