lemÌc. Lemizh grammar and dictionary

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to make eleven individuals

Usage notes

The number eleven is associated with a sense of ‘too much, more than one’s fill’, as seen in such phrases as omà. ‘make eleven = do more than really necessary’ or làxt omÌy. ‘want eleven = want more than one’s share’. This is often thought to be a remnant of the old decimal system (11 = more than 10), but has only been attested by Late Middle Lemizh times, about 700 years after the adoption of the Ghean hexadecimal numbers.


NLem om‑a
LMLem òm‑yl
MLem oum‑yl
Ghe oəfʱ‑ə̄ /ɔ͜əmɯː/

doublet of omàj.