Re : Nattiki
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|Date:||Wednesday, May 26, 1999, 20:52|
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 26/05/99 20:54:48 , Brian avez =E9crit :
> Matt a =E9crit: "The only numbers I remember are:=20
> ed "one"
> zee "two"
> fuu "three"
> pup "six"
> gao "nine"
> sup "ten"
> This is reminiscent of North Asian Chinese and Chinese-derived systems.
> Cantonese yat (/yet/), Mandarin yi < yit 1
> Mandarin jiu, Cantonese kaw 9
> Korean sip /Sip/ 10 =3D Mandarin shi /shr/
> . all derived from older Chinese forms now lost except through
> reconstructions. I think that the form 3 fuu is also familiar to me, but
> from which system I cannot say. Something in Southeast China, I think.
> Is this sheer chance, or not?
According to Mr. Ruhlen, it cannot be so. It is our duty to urgently report=20
that Chinese connection to linguistic authorities.