Datapoint Cameroon Pidgin English/Ordinal numerals

The use of fes and sekend probably depends on the educational background of the speaker. These variants are definitely more acrolectal.

Values

All ordinal numerals are synchronically derived from cardinal numerals Frequency: 70.0%

Example 18-46:
di nomba wan pikin
di
def.art
nomba
number
wan
one
pikin
child
the first child

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Example 18-48:
di nomba tu pikin
di
def.art
nomba
number
tu
two
pikin
child
the second child

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Very certain

‘First’, ‘second’, or more are suppletive, the others are synchronically derived from cardinal numerals Frequency: 30.0%

Example 18-47:
fes pikin
fes
first
pikin
child
the first child

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Example 18-49:
sekend pikin
sekend
second
pikin
child
the second child

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Example 18-50:
di nomba tri pikin
di
def.art
nomba
number
tri
three
pikin
child
the third child

Source: Balbina Ebong, p.c.

Confidence:
Very certain