Language name and location: Amri Karbi, Assam, India [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区安里-卡尔比语 (米基尔), 印度阿萨姆邦

 

1. īsī

21.  ìnkɔīɾā ìsì  

2. hīnī

22.  ìnkɔīɾā hìnì  

3. kētʰɔ̄m

23.  ìnkɔīɾā kētʰɔ̄m

4. pʰlì

24.  ìnkɔīɾā pʰlì

5. pʰɔ̃̀

25.  ìnkɔīɾā pʰɔ̃̀

6. tʰɹɔ̀k

26.  ìnkɔīɾā tʰɹɔ̀k

7. tʰɾɔ̄ksī (litː '6 + 1')

27.  ìnkɔīɾā tʰɾɔ̄ksī

8. nīɾkèp (litː '2 less 10')

28.  ìnkɔīɾā nīɾkèp

9. sīɾkèp  (litː '1 less 10')

29.  ìnkɔīɾā sīɾkèp

10. kèp ( bound form)

30.  tʰɔ̄mkèp

11. kɾē ìsì  

40.  pʰlīkèp

12. kɾē hìnì 

50.  pʰɔ̃̄kèp

13. kɾē kētʰɔ̄m

60.  tʰrókkèp

14. kɾē pʰlì

70.  tʰɾɔ̄ksīkèp 

15. kɾē pʰɔ̃̀

80.  nīɾkèpkèp 

16. kɾē tʰɹɔ̀k

90.  sīɾkèpkèp

17. kɾē tʰɾɔ̄ksī

100. pʰāɾɔ̄ ìsì, 200. pʰāɾɔ̄ hìnì 

18. kɾē nīɾkèp

400. pʰāɾɔ̄ hiní, 800. pʰāɾɔ̄

19. kɾē sīɾkèp

1000. sʊ̄ɾī ìsì

20. ìnkɔì

2000. sʊ̄ɾī hìnì

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Monali Longmailai, Assistant Professor, Centre for Endangered Languages, Tezpur University, India, with native speaker Mr. Sarthe Teron Milik, July 30, 2019.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. Monali Longmailai and Mr. Sarthe Teron Milik2019 年 7 月 30 日.

 

Other comments: Amri variety of Karbi follows decimal counting system. There is no numeral classifier. One of the exceptional features in the numerals is the hexanary counting for ‘7’, i.e. tʰɹɔ̀k-sɪ̀ ‘six and one’. Besides the additive counting, Amri Karbi, according to the informant Sarthe Teron Milik, uses subtraction for 8 and 9 as in nɪ̄ɾkèp ‘2 less of 10’ and sɪ̄ɾkèp ‘1 less of 10’. kèp is used for counting 30’s to 90’s while  kɾē for 11 to 19 and ɪ̄nkɔɪ̄ɾā for 21 to 29. For bigger numerals, pʰāɾɔ̄ is used for counting in 100’s and sʊ̄ɾɪ̄ for 1000’s. Beyond sʊ̄ɾɪ̄, they use loan words ‘lakh’ from Indo-Aryan languages. The numerals mostly carry low tone.


                            

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