Language name and location: Garo, India and Bangladesh [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区嘎罗, 印度 东北部和孟加拉

 

1. sa ( A'chik dialect) / sa ( Mandi d.) 

21.  kol-ɡrik-sa

2. ɡin-i   /  ɡin-iŋ ~ɡin-i 

22.  kol-ɡrik-ɡin-i

3. ɡit-tam  / ɡit-tam

22.  kol-ɡrik-gi-tam

4. bri   / bri

24.  kol-ɡrik-bri

5. boŋ-a  / biŋ-a ~ boŋ-a

25.  kol-ɡrik-boŋ-a

6. dok

26.  kol-ɡrik-dok

7. sin-i

27.  kol-ɡrik-sin-i

8. chet       ch = tʃ

28.  kol-ɡrik-chet

9. sku

29.  kol-ɡrik-sku

10. chi-kiŋ

30.  kol-a-chi

11. chi-sa

40.  sot-bri / kol-chaŋ-gin-i ( 20 x 2 ) **

12. chi-ɡin-i

50.  sot-boŋ-a / kol-chaŋ-gin-i-chi-kiŋ

13. chi-git-tam

60.  sot-dok / kol-chaŋ-git-tam ( 20 x 3)

14. chi-bri

70.  sot-sin-i

15. chi-boŋ-a

80.  sot-chet /kol-chaŋ-bri ( 20 x 4)

16. chi-dok

90.  sot-sku

17. chi-sin-i

100. rit-cha-sa

18. chi-chet

200. rit-cha-ɡin-i

19. chi-sku

1000.ha-jal sa ( hajal from Indic )

20. kol-ɡrik / kol-chaŋ-sa (twenty once)

2000.ha-jal ɡin-i

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Prof. Robbins Burling, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 10 January 10, 1997. Dr. U.V. Jose, Don Bosco, Umswai, Assam, India, July 20, 2007

供资料的语言学家: Prof. Robbins Burling, 1997 年 1 月 10 日. Dr. U.V. Jose, 2007 年 7 月 20 日

 

Other comments: Garo has an archaic counting system based on twenty. Nowadays, in A'chick dialect they use a decimal system, the archaic forms for 40, 50, ... 80 with 'kol-chaŋ' are not used. In the Mandi dialect spoken in Bangladesh, the Garo people has only retained numerals from one to five of Tibeto-Burman origins, after five they use Bengali numerals assimilated into Garo pronunciations.


                            

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