The following cmavo are discussed in this section:

ro |
PA |
all |

so'a |
PA |
almost all |

so'e |
PA |
most |

so'i |
PA |
many |

so'o |
PA |
several |

so'u |
PA |
a few |

no'o |
PA |
the typical number of |

da'a |
PA |
all but (one) of |

piro |
PA+PA |
the whole of/all of |

piso'a |
PA+PA |
almost the whole of |

piso'e |
PA+PA |
most of |

piso'i |
PA+PA |
much of |

piso'o |
PA+PA |
a small part of |

piso'u |
PA+PA |
a tiny part of |

pino'o |
PA+PA |
the typical portion of |

rau |
PA |
enough |

du'e |
PA |
too many |

mo'a |
PA |
too few |

pirau |
PA+PA |
enough of |

pidu'e |
PA+PA |
too much of |

pimo'a |
PA+PA |
too little of |

Not all the cmavo of PA represent numbers in the usual mathematical sense. For example, the cmavo
* ro*
means
“all”
or
“each”. This number does not have a definite value in the abstract:

Example 18.41 might be true, whereas Example 18.42 is almost certainly false.

The cmavo
* so'a*
,

The English equivalents are only rough: the cmavo provide space for up to five indefinite numbers between
* ro*
and

Each of these numbers, plus
* ro*
, may be prefixed with

Similarly,
* piso'a*
means
“almost the whole of”
; and so on down to

In addition to these cmavo, there is
* no'o*
, meaning
“the typical value”
, and

* da'a*
is a related cmavo meaning
“all but”
:

Example 18.52 is similar in meaning to Example 18.43.

If no number follows
* da'a*
, then

(The use of
* da'a*
means that
Example 18.53
does not require that all rats can eat themselves, but does allow it. Each rat has one rat it cannot eat, but that one might be some rat other than itself. Context often dictates that
“itself”
is, indeed, the
“other”
rat.)

As mentioned in
Section 18.3
,
* ma'u*
and

All of the numbers discussed so far are objective, even if indefinite. If there are exactly six superpowers (
*rairgugde*
,
“superlative-states”) in the world, then
*ro rairgugde*
means the same as
*xa rairgugde*. It is often useful, however, to express subjective indefinite values. The cmavo
* rau*
(enough),

Like the
* so'a*
-series,

Another possibility is that of combining definite and indefinite numbers into a single number. This usage implies that the two kinds of numbers have the same value in the given context:

mi | speni | so'ici | prenu |

I | am-married-to | many/three | persons. |

I am married to three persons (which is “many” in the circumstances). |

Example 18.59 assumes a mostly monogamous culture by stating that three is “many”.