129) a) The pronunciation of most numbers is unknown since numbers are generally written with cuneiform ideograms.
b) Only a few forms of numbers are known :
1. The reading of the number "one" is still contested : siya-.
2. The I.E. root dā appears in the ordinal dān (§133) and the composition dā-yuga- "two-year-old".
3. The I.E. root *tri- "three" appears in the genitive te-ri-ya-as (§132a), in LÚtarriyanalli- (§133b) and in the name of liquid teriyalla- (tariyalla-).
4. The word meu- "four" does not come from I.E. but from the Luwian mauwa "four", and is found in several inflected forms written phonetically.
5. The I.E. *sipta(m) "seven" appears in the name of liquid siptamiya.
130) "one" is inflected half as a pronoun and half as an adjective :
|Nom. comm.||1-as (1-is)|
|Abl.||1-ēdaz (1-ēdaza, 1-ēaz)|
131) a) Inflection of "two" :
|Nom. comm.||2-us (2-el)|
|Acc. comm.||2-e (2-ela, 2-el)|
b) The expression "both" is expressed by 2-pat or more simply by 2-el (with the particle -pat "accurate, right ").
132) a) Inflection of "three" :
|Nom. comm.||3-es (i.e. *trēs)|
|Acc. comm.||3-us (3-e)|
|Gen.||te-ri-ia-as (i.e. *triyas)|
b) Inflection of meu- "four" :
|Nom. comm.||meyawas (mēwas)|
|Acc. comm.||meus (4-as?)|
133) a) The first ordinals are known by their reading :
b) Hittite builds its ordinals with the suffix -anna :
134) a) The numeral adverbs usually end with -anki :
b) It is possible that a construction with -is also exists :
c) Cf. also the following adverbial constructions :
1. From "one" : 1-eda "at a precise place ; for oneself". 1-etta "in an only (?), to an only (?) ; together".
2. From "two" : 2-an (i.e. *taksan) "halfway (?)".