Quantifiers

Article Harmonization
Kryptonian articles harmonize with noun pluralities & quantitatives. Please see the plurality harmonization section of the Articles page for more detailed information.

Relative Quantifiers

Relative quantities in Kryptonian are indicated with a noun suffix.

uju
Kryptonese / uju /  :: 
IPA [ u.ʤu ]  :: 
Font uju
Description: every / all
use
Kryptonese / use /  :: 
IPA [ u.se ]  :: 
Font use
Description: most
u
Kryptonese / u /  :: 
IPA [ u ]  :: 
Font u
Description: many / much
a
Kryptonese / ah /  :: 
IPA [ ɑ ]  :: 
Font a
Description: few / little
aja
Kryptonese / ahjah /  :: 
IPA [ ɑ.ʤɑ ]  :: 
Font aja
Description: none

These suffixes can be used with both mass and count nouns.

Count Nouns

Translation: Open     Gloss: Open Pop-up
cas 
chahs
ʧɑs
table
casaja 
chahsahjah
ʧɑs.ɑ.ʤɑ
no tables
casa 
chahsah
ʧɑs.ɑ
few tables
casu 
chahsu
ʧɑs.u
many tables
casuse 
chahsuse
ʧɑs.u.se
most tables
casuju 
chahsuju
ʧɑs.u.ʤu
every table
table, no tables, few tables, many tables, most tables, every table

Mass Nouns

Translation: Open     Gloss: Open Pop-up
ek 
ehk
ɛk
water
ekaja 
ehkahjah
ɛk.ɑ.ʤɑ
no water
eka 
ehkah
ɛk.ɑ
little water
eku 
ehku
ɛk.u
much water
ekuse 
ehkuse
ɛk.u.se
most of the water
ekuju 
ehkuju
ɛk.u.ʤu
all of the water
water, no water, little water, much water, most of the water, all of the water

Though they behave slightly differently than the plurality suffixes, both the quantitatives and the plurals are all considered part of the same continuum. Thus, the quantifier suffixes are never used in conjunction with the plural suffixes.

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