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Numerals in Indo-European Dialects

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 Welcome to my pages of cardinal numbers for the dialects of Indo-European. The bulk of the numbers here reflect my own research which has been ongoing over the past 20 years. Most of the forms on these pages represent what are referred to by linguists as "traditional dialect" forms and are no longer in common use, given our "global village" tendencies . For example, many Scots speakers nowadays will probably not use the forms "twa" or "twae" for "two"; such is the levelling effect of English. There are however many Scots speakers who will use these forms. It is these forms that I am interested in rather than whether the average Scots says [ty:] or [tø:], using an English number with a Scots accent. I have made use of the LAMCOUR font as it is good for diacritics and doesn't look too messy on the screen. This can be downloaded from here. Please feel free to email me with suggestions, comments and corrections (God forbid!!).
 
 
| Balto-Slavic | Celtic | GermanicHellenic | Indo-Iranian | Italic | Other IndoEuropean
 
 
 

Indo - European

*Proto Indo-
European
*Proto Celtic
*Proto Italic
*Proto Balto-
Slavic
*Proto Indo-
Iranian
*Proto Hellenic
*Proto Germanic
oinos, sems
oinos
oinos
n/a
aikas
hems
ainaz
duoßu
dwoßu
duou
n/a
dva
duwo
dwai
treies
treis
treis
n/a
trayas
treies
ôriyiz
kwetwores
kwetwar(s)
kwetwor
n/a
catwaras
kwetwores
fidwors
penkwe
kwenkwe
kwenkwe
n/a
pankêwa
penkwe
fimfi
sweks
sue(k)s
seks
n/a
s(w)aks
hweks
sehs
septmŽ
sektnŽ
septem
n/a
sapta
hepta
sibum
oktou
okto
okto
n/a
akta
oktoß
ahtoß
newnŽ
nauin
neuem
n/a
nawam
ennewa
niwun
dekmŽ
deknŽ
dekem
n/a
dakêa
deka
tehan
 
 
 
 Other Links:
 
World Poem in Different Languages
Mark Rosenfelder's Numbers in over 4000 Languages
Strine Online Page
Page of Language Learner Links
 
 
 
People to Thank:
 
I am indebted to the following people who have helped me in some way or other in my research.
My entire family; Mark Rosenfelder for some of  the numbers that I got from his website;  Jim and Sheryl Hilby; Henno Brandsma; Daniel Hake; Ron Hahn; Alfred Brothers; Georg Deutsch; Florian Lohbrunner; John Tait; Floor van Lamoen; Sandy Fleming; Jarel Deaton; Bo Oscarsson; Monsieur Taquet; The people at LAMSAS for allowing me to use the LAMCOUR font;
 
 
 
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