[Spellyans] Plural forms

Nicky Rowe nickyrowe at gmail.com
Sun Jun 3 11:06:34 BST 2012

Do we know what the most common way of forming large numbers in the texts
was, if any?

I've been asking around and there is confusion even among fluent speakers
about how to distinguish 283,000, 200,083 and 203,080, due to position of
the 'mil'.

If the 'a vilyow' way is common in the texts I might prefer to just use
that system...


On 2 June 2012 15:43, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com> wrote:

> 21,000 restren = 21,000 files
> One can use the decimal counting system and say
> dew dheg hag udn vil restren.
> Perhaps the most natural way of saying the phrase would be:
> udn vil warn ugans a restrednow.
> Nicholas
> On 2 Jun 2012, at 13:36, Nicky Rowe wrote:
> 21,000 files would be 21,000 a restrednow, but how is that spoken? Are we
> to say 'onen warn ugens a vilyow a restrednow', with two particles? Or do
> we have to use 'udn vil warn ugens a restrednow'? What is the preferred
> form for multiples of a thousand over 20,000?
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