** Muai - Quantifiers**

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Quantifiers include numbers and words like "all", "some", "few",
etc. In their most basic form, their roots are suffixed with -ai
(nukai, monai, kopai, etc.). Some of those roots are:

**Numbers:**

** **** lam-** : zero

**mun- **: one

**nin- **: two

**not- **: three

**tet- **: four

**tak- **: five

**kuk- **: six

**kip****- **: seven

**pop- **: eight

**pem- **: nine

With other suffixes, we get variations like:

**munai** : one (1)

**muniu** : first (1o.)

**munui** : last (i.e., first from behind)

**munoi** : complete (x1)

**munei** : each (:1)

**ninai** : two (2)

**niniu** : second (2o.)

**ninui** : next to last, penultimate (second last)

**ninoi** : double (x2)

**ninei** : half (:2)

Numbers greater than nine are made by joining numeral roots with
-a-,

**mun-a-lam-ai** = **muna-lamai** : 10 (ten)

**mun-a-mun-ai** = **muna-munai** : 11 (ten)

and so on,

**nina-nina-ninai** : 222

**popa-muna-lama-ninai** : 8109

There are other quantifiers that do not correspond to English
numerals. For instance:

kolai : a group

** kopai** : the whole set

fopai : all

halai : infinity

** mafai** : many

** kifai** :** **few

** ****pokai** : enough

Using the other suffixes, -iu (for ordinals), -ui (ordinal in
opposite sense), -oi (multiples) and -ei (fractions), we get
interesting words like **halei** (infinitesimal), **mafei**
: (small piece),** kifiu** (among the first ones), **kifiu**
(among the last ones), **fopoi** (squared, raised to the second
power [can you see that?]), etc.

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