Language name and location: Meyah, Papua, Indonesia [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区梅雅赫语, 印尼巴布亚地区

 

1. eɡéns

21.  setka eɡeka noba eɡéns

2. eɡeka

22.  setka eɡeka noba erfeka

3. orɡomu

23.  setka eɡeka noba orfomu

4. tohkuru

24.  setka eɡeka noba tohkuru

5. cinjá

25.  setka eɡeka noba cinjá

6. cinjá erfens    ( 5 + 1 'finger' ) *

26.  setka eɡeka noba cinjá erfens

7. cinjá erfeka   ( 5 + 2 'fingers' ) *

27.  setka eɡeka noba cinjá erfeka

8. cinjá orfomu  ( 5 + 3 'fingers' )

28.  setka eɡeka noba cinjá orfomu

9. cinjá tohkuru ( 5 + 4 'fingers' ) *

29.  setka eɡeka noba cinjá tohkuru

10. setka *

30.  setka orɡomu

11. setka kuŋkob jah enama erfens *

40.  setka tohkuru

12. setka kuŋkob jah enama erfeka

50.  setka cinjá

13. setka kuŋkob jah enama orfomu

60.  setka cinjá erfens

14. setka kuŋkob jah enama tohkuru

70.  setka cinjá erfeka

15. setka kuŋkob jah enam cinja

80.  setka cinjá orfomu

16. setka kuŋkob cinjá erfens

90.  setka cinjá tohkuru

17. setka kuŋkob cinjá erfeka

100. wuntin ( < Biak / Numfor ) *

18. setka kuŋkob cinjá orfomu  

200. wuntin eɡeka

19. setka kuŋkob cinjá tohkuru

1000. wuntin setka / ribu ( < Indonesian )

20. i-osnok eɡéns / setka eɡeka

2000. ribu eɡeka

  

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Gilles Gravelle, SIL International, Papua New Guinea, April 16, 2008.

提供资的语言: Dr. Gilles Gravelle, 2008 年 4 月 16 日.

 

Other comments: The Meyah numeral system is a mixed quinary / vigesimal system, although the system seems to be changing to mixed quinary /decimal system, used by the younger generation. The word 10 ''setka'' means 'one divided person' or 'ten'. 11 ' setka kuŋkob jah enama erfens' means 'ten toe at side one' but the younger generation drop jah enama 'at side' from the phrase. The older generation used the phrase i-osnok 'person one ' ( or ten fingers and ten toes) for 'twenty'. The word noba as in numbers 21 to 29 means 'and'. The number wuntin 'hundred is probably a borrowed term from the Biak / Numfor language. The older generation used the term 'wuntin setka', but the younger generation uses the Indonesian term ribu. Meyah is a tonal language, the tones need to checked with updated data. Notes on phonetic transcriptionsː j=[d͡ʒ], c=[ t͡ʃ ], e=[ɛ].


                            

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