Lesson 36. Introduction to Numbers.

Let's first get introduced to the numerals. Just 1 - 10  for the time being.
Numbers 1, 2, 3 and 4 have different number names for the three genders. 5 onwards, it is all the same.

Number       Masculine          Neuter   Feminine
     1         एकः                 एकम्                     एका
     2         द्वौ                         द्वे                        द्वे  
     3         त्रयः                    त्रीणि                   तिस्रः
     4        चत्वारः               चत्वारि                 चतस्रः
     5        पञ्च    
     6        षट्    
     8       अष्ट / अष्टौ    
     9        नव    
     10        दश    

So "three men in a boat" would be translated into त्रयः मनुष्याः नौकायाम्  ।
Three women on television would be  तिस्रः महिलाः दूरदर्शने ।
Three fruits in a basket  would be त्रीणि फलानि डल्लके । (डल्लकः = basket)
And we'd have a नव मनुष्याः नव महिलाः नव फलानि च  on the seashore watching the sun set slowly, the sky aflame in a blaze of orange melting slowly into a deep enduring blue.



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