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 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 tarriyanalli- (§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)
Acc. comm. 1-an
N.-A. n. 1-an
Gen. 1-ēl
D.-L. 1-ēdani
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)
D.-L. 2-etas

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?)
Gen. mi-i-ú-wa<-as?>
D.-L. 4-tas

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 (?)".