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Re: count words

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, August 5, 1999, 21:49
"J. Barefoot" wrote:
> > I was working on a dialect of Asiteya and it occured to me to ask before I > proceed: Do count words/numerators/numeratives/counters, like in Chinese and > Japanese, have independant meanings, or are they just grammatical operators?
I don't know about Chinese, but in Japanese they have no independent meaning, I think. However, they originally did. -- "[H]e axed after eggys: And the goode wyf answerde, that she coude not speke no Frenshe ... And then at last a nother sayd that he woulde haue hadde eyren: then the goode wyf sayd that she vnderstood hym wel." -- William Caxton ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor