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Cardinal and Ordinal numbering:

Cardinal numbers are the numbers you use for counting: one, two, three...and so on.

Ordinal Numbers are used to indicate position: first, second, third, fourth...and so on.

In ASL, ordinal numbers 1 through 9 are done similar to
cardinal numbers except they use a little twist of the wrist. Beyond
"9th," ordinal numbers start adding a "TH" after the number
instead of doing the twist. An
interesting difference between English and ASL is that English uses the
concept of "nd" for some numbers but ASL only uses "th." For example
English uses 22nd but ASL uses 22th.

Let's go over that again:

Cardinal numbers are 1, 2, 3...

Ordinal numbers, 1st, 2nd, 3rd...

In ASL we do cardinal numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, etc.

In ASL we do ordinal numbers:

1 + twist

2 + twist

3 + twist

4 + twist

5 + twist

6 + twist

7 + twist

8 + twist

9 + twist

10 + th (fingerspell "th")

11 + th

12 + th

13 + th

14 + th

15 + th

16 + th

17 + th

18 + th

19 + th

20 + th

21 + th

22 + th

...

In a message dated 2/22/2005 7:50:46 AM Pacific Daylight Time, akarajeurs@hotmail.com
writes:

so, when using cardinal numbers,you add the "th"? OWuldn't u use it for the
ordinal numbers?

>From: Dr. Bill Vicars

>To: akarajeurs@hotmail.com

>Subject: Re: numbers

>Date: Fri, 18 Feb 2005 18:35:28 EST

>

>

>

>Cardinal and Ordinal numbering:

>

>Cardinal numbers are the numbers you use for counting: one, two,

>three...and so on.

>Ordinal Numbers are used to indicate position: first, second, third,

>fourth...and so on. Cardinal nubmers 1 through 9 are done similar to
ordinal

>numbers except they use a little twist of the wrist. Beyond "9th" cardinal
numbers

>start adding a "TH" after the number. An interesting difference between

>English and ASL is that English uses the concept of "nd" for some numbers
but

>ASL only uses "th." For example English uses 22nd but ASL uses 22th.

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