Archive for February, 2008
The number system from 21-99 is fairly simple. The ‘adad can take any case, and the single digit is like that of 1-9 or 11-19. The tens-digit is the same regardless of gender. The ma’duwd is, like the number system from 11-19, singular and mansoob and mabani.
Inna and it’s sisters–lakinna, li’anna, ka’anna, anna, and la’ala–all follow the same grammatical parttern: the mubtada (which becomes ismu-inna, or ismu-sister) becomes mansoob, and the khabr (which becomes khabru-inna, or khabru-sister) remains untouched. Inna is a form of emphasis, used to draw attention to something–the same way you say “indeed” or “verily” in English.