Framing a question whose answer is an ordinal number
Let me explain the scenario.
Say you have 'n' number of siblings (brothers/sisters) in your family, i.e your parents have n+1 children. A random person wants to know whether you are the 1st or 2nd child, or so on… without knowing apriori the value (n+1). Is it possible to frame a question for this? This has puzzled me for a long time because in many Indian languages it is possible to frame a question which would prompt a response like this:
I am the 3rd child of my parents
Note: English.se warns me that "The question you're asking appears subjective and is likely to be closed." But asking it anyway :)