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!!).
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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