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Re: Numbers

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Saturday, January 15, 2000, 23:49
Barry Garcia wrote:
> táa
Woah, that's an interesting co-incidence, Watakassi' uses ta' (tá) for "one" Numbers, used as numbers, are un-inflected. I suppose you could say they function as articles. Like adjectives, they follow the noun, so "three women" would be "tiwwita'i sli'" (women three). However, ORDINALS are handled by inflecting numbers like adjectives, so "the third woman" would be "pita' tisli'", where _sli'_ (three) takes the gender-prefix ti-; pita' represents twita', where t- is the gender prefix and wita' the root, but _tw_ becomes _p_ (just as nw -> m, dw -> b, pw -> p, bw -> b, and mw -> m) -- 25 Watikaláf wakabíf watyánivaf plal 272 (Last day of the year!) ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor