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Barry wrote:

> >I don't know for sure, but does Italian uses a lot its ordinals, or does
> >it do
> >as in Spanish and uses more often cardinal with the definite article
(like
> >Montreiano and Narbonůsc do, except that Montreiano begins at 11th while
> >Narbonůsc begins at 16th :) )?
>
> Cant answer for Italian  (Luca?),

It's almost the same... the cardinal is more elegant, however.

> but the reason Montreiano uses the
> definite + cardinal, is because as you can see, after tenth,  the ordinals
> are fairly long, so it's for ease of speaking really.

Luca