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ETYMOLOGY.

Note. The forms tresindstyve etc. are to be explained in the following manner: tre-sinds-tyve=three times twenty. sinds is a form of an old noun occurring in denne sinde this time, nogensinde anytime etc. For explanation of the forms halvtred-sindstyve etc. see § 205.

205. One and a half is called halvanden, 21/2 halvtredje, 31/2 halvfjerde etc. (hence halvtredsindstyve etc. see § 204).

At 3 o’cl. is: Klokken tre; half past two: Klokken halv tre; halv fire, halv fem etc. Ten minutes past five: ti Minuter over fem; ten minutes off three: ti Minuter i tre (or til tre); fifteen minutes past six: et Kvartér over seks; it is twenty minutes past five: Klokken mangier ti Minuter paa (or i) halvseks; at 7.40: ti Minuter over halv otte; at 9.45: tre Kvartér til ti. It is 9.45: Klokken mangler et Kvartér paa ti.

selvanden, selvtredje etc. with one, two etc. others; jeg var her igaar selvtredje I was here yesterday with two others.

en Trediedel one third; en Fjerdedel one fourth etc.; ni Tyvendedele nine twentieth parts.

Obs. en Procent one percent, pro anno per annum.

For det förste in the first place, for det andet in the second place, for det tredje etc. in the third place etc.

Note. et Snes a score (the unity always used by the sale of eggs) en Tylvt a dozen (boards etc.) et Dusin a dozen (buttons etc.) et Gros 12 dozen.


THE VERBS.


206. The verbs in the Danish and Dano-Norwegian language have separate forms for voices, tenses and to a certain extent modes and numbers.

The forms of the verbs are either simple or compound (formed by means of an auxiliary verb).