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Introducing DmÄnna

From:ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>
Date:Saturday, September 15, 2007, 16:13
BP Jonsson wrote:
> >>Counting Words >> Many nouns take counting words to refer to specific quantities of >>them, and there are many more that can optionally take a counting word. >>Some of the most common counting words are as follows: >> nērga - for tiny, roundish things >> pāržda - for small amounts of liquids >> deha - for counting livestock >> lūksa - for fish >> a keda - for flat things >> a tesa / a dāla / a stāl - generic counting words >> a syalsa / vadrāp - for sections of things > >Aren't these called 'quantifiers' when occurring in Asian langs?
That list calls to mind Indonesian languages....In most studies, as best I recall, they're called "classifiers" or sometimes "counters" .


Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>