Numbers (was Re: Ebonic Christmas)
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 15, 2000, 5:17|
On Thu, 13 Jan 2000 19:57:42 -0600, Axiem <axiem@...> wrote:
> How do you all handle numbers, anyways? Like saying "I have 5 things"
>or whatever? Would it be considered an adjective, or article of some
>sort? I know Di^me'l uses base 16 numbers, but I'm not sure how to say I
>have so many of an object, or even how to count above 10 (base 16)..like
>would 11 be (ten)(one) or (one)(ten) or something else?
Jarrda uses numerical classifiers, which are considered nouns, and this
construction can modify another noun. So "I have 5 apples" would be "sti
rrazsan kim", while "I have 5 gerbils" would be "sti rraznen sniska". The
numeral in both cases is "rraz", which is attached to a classifier such as
"san" or "nen".
Numbers in Tirelat will probably be included in the general class of
modifiers (svira), which also includes adverbs. I haven't really thought
much about this class of words and how they work in Tirelat sentences yet.
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