I can think of these examples of numbers, but maybe there are more?
one,two,three single,double,triple first,second,third primary,secondary,tertiary ,couple,triplet
How should I think of these, how do they relate to each other? In my conlang like I have mentioned, I have a base word and then append
-i for verbs,
-a for nouns, and
-u for adjectives/features. Say the base concept of "one" is
zen. One sounds like it would be a noun to me, so
zena. First is a modifier/feature so it gets the
zenu. A single can be like a "single" (single shot at a coffee shop, so a noun or an adjective?) But so now we have let's say 2 adjective forms. Same with primary, so that is 3 adjective forms. So I'm unsure how to fit this into my pattern, and not sure if there is even more I should be aware of.
How do other languages handle these situations? Do they add extra words perhaps (for isolating languages)? If so, what is an example? I feel like I must have to add a particle or modifying word to some of these to make it a differently scoped adjective in the other cases, but it's hard to pinpoint how they are different.