Value 'First' is suppletive, all other numerals are synchronically derived from cardinal numerals

Language:
Fanakalo
Parameter:
Ordinal numerals

Examples

  1. Phist lo mabili fan ga mina shatile.
    Phist
    first
    lo
    def.art
    mabili
    two
    fan
    son
    ga
    poss
    mina
    me
    shat-ile.
    marry-pst
    My first two sons got married. OR: The first (time) my two sons got married.
  2. Hayi buyisa mabili gane, buyisa lo namba-tu.
    Hayi
    neg
    buy-is-a
    bring-caus-v
    mabili
    two
    gane,
    child
    buy-isa
    bring-caus
    lo
    def.art
    namba-tu.
    number-two
    Don't bring two children, bring the second (one).