Datapoint Nicaraguan Creole English/Ordinal numerals

Nicaraguan Creole English has ordinal numbers different from cardinals up to ‘the fifth’ and neks is frequently used for ‘the second’. The other ordinal numbers are identical to the cardinal numbers.

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Other solutions

Example 11-88:
Ai laan iin fors greid.
Ai
1sg
laan
learn
iin
in
fors
first
greid.
grade
I learnt it in first grade.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-89:
Di fors tiicha iin fourt greid hi woz a tiicha we wud taak Inglish an Spanish.
Di
art.def
fors
first
tiicha
teacher
iin
in
fourt
fourth
greid
grade
hi
3sg.m
woz
cop.pst
a
art.indf
tiicha
teacher
we
rel
wud
would
taak
talk
Inglish
English
an
and
Spanish.
Spanish
The first teacher in fourth grade was a teacher who talked English and Spanish.

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-90:
fif greid
fif
fifth
greid
grade
fifth grade

Source: Nicaragua project recordings CD

Example 11-91:
sebn
sebn
seven
seven; seventh
Example 11-92:
siks
siks
six
six; sixth
Confidence:
Very certain