Value All ordinal numerals are synchronically derived from cardinal numerals, but ‘first’ may also be suppletive

Language:
Bislama
Parameter:
Ordinal numerals
References
Crowley 2004

Examples

  1. Olgeta i lus afta long fes raon blong kompetisen nomo.
    Olgeta
    3pl
    i
    agr
    lus
    lose
    afta
    after
    long
    loc
    fes
    first
    raon
    round
    blong
    poss
    kompetisen
    competition
    nomo.
    only
    They lost after only the first round of the competition.
  2. taem we i kasem fes poen nambawan poen i talem se "oi!"
    taem
    time
    we
    rel
    i
    agr
    kasem
    catch
    fes
    first
    poen
    point
    nambawan
    number.one
    poen
    point
    i
    agr
    talem
    tell
    se
    comp
    "oi!"
    exclam
    When he got to the first point he said "Oi!"

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings

  3. i flae go kasem nambatri poen
    i
    agr
    flae
    fly
    go
    go
    kasem
    catch
    nambatri
    number.three
    poen
    point
    He flew till he reached the third point.

    See Meyerhoff 1994-1995 field recordings