|From:||Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, January 15, 2000, 5:56|
> 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?
Saalangal would treat numbers as adjectives. Like adjectives, they are
linked to their noun, and they also describe the noun in quantity.
So, if you wanted to say you had five mangoes, you would say "Ngalagkean
esan talung mangkay". Literally, "Have I five mango."
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