Re: Introducing DmÄnna
|From:||Eugene Oh <un.doing@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 16, 2007, 11:43|
2007/9/16, ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>:
> 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" .
Also the Chinese languages and, by influence, Korean and Japanese,
among others in the Sinosphere.