**(in Delamarre 2003).**

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**From the above attested forms it is possible to reconstruct the ordinal number nine:**

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** nametos = ninth**

** na + met + os > nine + ordinal marker + ending**

** > na = nine**

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**The ordinal number two can not be reconstructed from the above data. It can however be deduced by comparison with the surviving historical Celtic languages. As such, it is posited here that:**

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** two: dá**

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**Furthermore, the number fourteen is attested:**

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** petrudecametos = fourteenth**

** > petrudecan = fourteen**

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**This permits the conclusion that the numbers from 11 to 19 were formed as follows:**

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** petru-decan = four-teen**

** > number+ten**

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**It is therefore possible to deduce the formation of all the missing numbers from 11 to 19:**

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** oinodecan**

** dadecan**

** tridecan**

** petrudecan**

** pimpdecan**

** suexdecan**

** sextandecan**

** oxtudecan**

** nadecan**

** uoconti**

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**It is also possible to observe that starting from the number “seventh” all ordinals are formed with the suffix –metos. Therefore, the ordinal marker for numbers upwards of seven for the modern Gaulish language will be:**

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** -metos > -met > -weth after consonants**

** -meth after vowels**

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**e.g.: óith: eight > óithweth: eighth**

** ná: nine > námeth: nineth**

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**Applying the regular modern Gaulish sound changes to the above data gives the following:**