Language name and location: Dumi (Radu), Nepal [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区杜米语, 尼泊尔


1. tuk

21.  sʌktu

2. sʌk

22.  sʌksʌ

3. suk

23.  sʌksu

4. buk

24.  sʌkbu

5. nek

25.  sʌkne

6. rek

26.  sʌkre 

7. sek

27.  sʌkse

8. uk

28.  sʌkku

9. nuk

29.  sʌknu

10. tuksi  **

30.  suksi

11. tuktu

40.  buksi

12. tuksʌ

50.  neksi

13. tuksu 

60.  reksi

14. tukbu

70.  seksi

15. tukne

80.  uksi

16. tukre 

90.  nuksi

17. tukse

100. tusiksi / tuk sim

18. tukku 

200. sʌsiksi / sʌk sim

19. tuknu

1000. tuk him

20. sʌksi

2000. sʌk him


Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Lal-Shyãkarelu Rapacha & Mr. Netra Mani Dumi, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India, May 28, 2006. Mr. Netra Mani Dumi, Ph. D. scholar, Tribhuvan University, Nepal, February 18, 2014.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. Lal-Shyãkarelu Rapacha & Mr. Netra Mani Dumi, 2006 年 5 月 28 日. Mr. Netra Mani Dumi, 2014 年 2 月 18 日.


Other comments: Dumi has a traditional decimal systems. However, like most of Kiranti languages, the traditional numerals of Tibeto-Burman orginins, have been replaced by that of Nepali or other predominant languages for many years ago, they only kept the traditional numerals from one to three or even one or completely used Nepali numerals with phonological adaptations, so that the numeral system can hardly be found up to ten and so as in Dumi. So far as the Dumi community concerned, me as the general secretary of our organization 'Dumi Kirat Rai Fonsikim (i.e. Dumi Organization), we have collected the numeral system from one to ten and then develop or imitated the system followed by others. Not only that, we have published this system for the response from the community. At the mean time, me as the Ph. D. scholar (from Tribhuvan University), it is also my concern to make it acceptable and authentic as well. In Dumi, the speaker can hardly use up to ten but for the further information, they follow from the publish numeral system.


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