Turkish Ordinal Numbers

Ordinal numbers (“first, second, third, etc”) are made by adding a suffix to the cardinal number.

The suffix is a variant of -inci congruent with Turkish vowel harmony:

1st

birinci

beer-EEN-jee

2ndikinciee-KEEN-jee
3rdüçüncüur-CHURN-jur
10thonuncuohn-OON-joo
20thyirminciyeer-MEEN-jee
30thotuzuncuoh-tooz-OON-joo
100thyüzüncüyurz-URN-jur
157thyüzelliyedinciyurz-eh-lee-yeh-DEEN-jee
1000thbinincibeen-EEN-jee
1,000,000thmilyonuncumeel-yohn-OON-joo

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