sagaal

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Afar[edit]

Afar numbers (edit)
90
 ←  8 9 10  → 
    Cardinal: sagáal
    Ordinal: sagalháytu

Etymology[edit]

Related to Somali sagáal, Oromo sagal and Saho sagal.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sʌˈɡaːl/
  • Hyphenation: sa‧gaal

Noun[edit]

sagáal m (plural sagaggáal m)

  1. nine

Declension[edit]

Declension of sagáal
absolutive sagáal
predicative sagáala
subjective sagáal
genitive saglá
Postpositioned forms
l-case sagáalal
k-case sagáalak
t-case sagáalat
h-case sagáalah

Usage notes[edit]

  • When used as a determiner, the genitive case is used:
    Saglá númu.Nine people.
  • When counting, the predicative case is used.

References[edit]

  • E. M. Parker; R. J. Hayward (1985), “sagaal”, in An Afar-English-French dictionary (with Grammatical Notes in English), University of London, →ISBN

Somali[edit]

Somali cardinal numbers
 <  8 9 10  > 
    Cardinal : sagaal
    Ordinal : sagaalaad

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Cushitic [Term?]. Cognate with Afar sagáal and Maay sagal.

Numeral[edit]

sagáal

  1. nine