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NumType: numeral type

Irish numeral forms inflect to demonstrate different grammatical roles.

Card : cardinal numbers

Cardinal numbers can be divided into those without nouns (used in counting, giving the time, etc.), and those with nouns. Those used without nouns use a particle a that is absent in those used with nouns. This particle triggers h-prefix in numbers beginning with a vowel (aon, ocht).


Counting, etc.:
Numbers qualifying nouns:

Pers : personal numerals

The personal numerals are used for counting people. From numbers 1-12 this system of counting differs from that used with other nouns, after that, the form is the same as the cardinal form, or a combination of the two forms.


Ord : ordinal numbers

Ordinal numbers can be used to show order of items. In Irish, the form uses the definite article an. (see Definite). The English abbreviation “th” appended to a numeral (as in eighth), is given in Irish as .


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