Datapoint Jamaican/Ordinal numerals

Cardinal and ordinal numerals are often different but there are a few which are identical:

wan 'one' - fos 'first'
tuu 'two' - sekan 'second'
chrii 'three' - tod 'third'
fuor
'four' - fuot 'fourth'
faiv 'five' - fif 'fifth'
siks 'six' - siks 'sixth'
sebn 'seven' - sebn 'seventh'
iet 'eight' - iet 'eighth'

Those which show identity are generally derived from English ordinals formed by attaching a consonantal suffix to the corresponding cardinal numeral. Jamaican repairs the consonant cluster violation in these cases by deleting the final consonant, which produces ordinals that are identical with the cardinals.

Values

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

Example 8-56:
Di bwai-dem tek wan manngo an tuu apl.
Di
det
bwai-dem
boy-pl
tek
take
wan
one
manngo
mango
an
and
tuu
two
apl.
apple
The boys took one mango and two apples.
Example 8-57:
Di fos manggo di bwai-dem tiif pwail.
Di
det
fos
first
manggo
mango
di
det
bwai-dem
boy-pl
tiif
steal
pwail.
spoil
The first mango the boys stole spoiled.
Confidence:
Very certain