NUMERATION IN CAR NICOBARESE

NUMERATION IN CAR NICOBARESE Linguistics 174, pp. 21-30. © Mouton Publishers, 1976. JEAN CRITCHFIKLD BRAINE 1. In the Car dialect of Nicobarese1 the series numerals (as opposed to nonseries numerals, see sec. 2) comprise most of the numerator class. They themselves constitute a subclass due to their occurence in sequence in counting. The system is essentially decimal, with single words for the numbers from one to nine, and for ten, times ten, hundred, and thousand. Competing systems occur for the numerals from ten to twenty. The unit numerals consist of two words for one, namely {kaho-k} ,2 which is used only in numeration, and {heq }, which is used both in numeration, and in indefinite situations where V would be a better translation; a subclass N! consisting of the numerals from two to nine, respectively {ne-t, lu-y, fe-n, taniy, tafu-1, s t, hevlWe, macuhtafe}; and the numeral for ten, {si-n}. Allomorphy: {hen} : her) °°heq °°he e q heq occurs with {ka-} 'distributive', i.e./kaheq/'one at a time' he-q occurs with {ta-} 'nominal', i.e./tahe-q/'other, another' heq occurs elsewhere, e.g./taheq/'one' (adj.); /heq/ 'one' (num.) {kaho-k}: kaho-k fkahuk'one' {ne-t}: ne-t °°?ane-t 'two' ne-t occurs unprefixed and with {ta-} 'adj.' i.e. ne e t 'two'; tane-t http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Linguistics - An Interdisciplinary Journal of the Language Sciences de Gruyter

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Copyright © 2009 Walter de Gruyter
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0024-3949
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10.1515/ling.1976.14.174.21
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Linguistics 174, pp. 21-30. © Mouton Publishers, 1976. JEAN CRITCHFIKLD BRAINE 1. In the Car dialect of Nicobarese1 the series numerals (as opposed to nonseries numerals, see sec. 2) comprise most of the numerator class. They themselves constitute a subclass due to their occurence in sequence in counting. The system is essentially decimal, with single words for the numbers from one to nine, and for ten, times ten, hundred, and thousand. Competing systems occur for the numerals from ten to twenty. The unit numerals consist of two words for one, namely {kaho-k} ,2 which is used only in numeration, and {heq }, which is used both in numeration, and in indefinite situations where V would be a better translation; a subclass N! consisting of the numerals from two to nine, respectively {ne-t, lu-y, fe-n, taniy, tafu-1, s t, hevlWe, macuhtafe}; and the numeral for ten, {si-n}. Allomorphy: {hen} : her) °°heq °°he e q heq occurs with {ka-} 'distributive', i.e./kaheq/'one at a time' he-q occurs with {ta-} 'nominal', i.e./tahe-q/'other, another' heq occurs elsewhere, e.g./taheq/'one' (adj.); /heq/ 'one' (num.) {kaho-k}: kaho-k fkahuk'one' {ne-t}: ne-t °°?ane-t 'two' ne-t occurs unprefixed and with {ta-} 'adj.' i.e. ne e t 'two'; tane-t

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Published: Jan 1, 1976

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