|From:||ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 15, 2007, 16:13|
BP Jonsson wrote:
>> 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:
>> nÄrga - for tiny, roundish things
>> pÄrÅ¾da - for small amounts of liquids
>> deha - for counting livestock
>> lÅ«ksa - for fish
>> a keda - for flat things
>> a tesa / a dÄla / a stÄl - generic counting words
>> a syalsa / vadrÄp - 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" .