The following cmavo are discussed in this section:

ji'i |
PA |
approximately |

su'e |
PA |
at most |

su'o |
PA |
at least |

me'i |
PA |
less than |

za'u |
PA |
more than |

The cmavo
* ji'i*
(of selma'o PA) is used in several ways to indicate approximate or rounded numbers. If it appears at the beginning of a number, the whole number is approximate:

If
* ji'i*
appears in the middle of a number, all the digits following it are approximate:

vo | no | ji'i | mu | no |

four | zero | approximation | five | zero |

roughly 4050 (where the “four thousand” is exact, but the “fifty” is approximate) |

If
* ji'i*
appears at the end of a number, it indicates that the number has been rounded. In addition, it can then be followed by a sign cmavo (

Example 18.62
through
Example 18.64
are all approximations to
* te'o*
(exponential e).

The four cmavo
* su'e*
,

Each of these is a subtly different claim:
Example 18.66
is true of two or any greater number, whereas
Example 18.68
requires three persons or more. Likewise,
Example 18.65
refers to zero, one, or two;
Example 18.67
to zero or one. (Of course, when the context allows numbers other than non-negative integers,
*me'i re*
can be any number less than 2, and likewise with the other cases.) The exact quantifier,
“exactly 2, neither more nor less”
is just
* re*. Note that

If no number follows one of these cmavo,
* pa*
is understood: therefore,

is a meaningful claim.

Like the numbers in
Section 18.8
, all of these cmavo may be preceded by
* pi*
to make the corresponding quantifiers for part of a whole. For example,