Language name and location: Nunggubuyu, Australia [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区农古布尤语, 澳大利亚北部地区

 

1. aynjaabuɡij

2. wulawaa

3. wulaynbaj

4. wulal-wulal ( 2 + 2 )

5. maraŋ-aynjaabuɡij (litː ''one hand'' )

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Mr. Michael Hore, Summer Institute of Linguistics, Australian Aboriginal and Islander Branch, Australia, April 10, 2012.
供资料的语言学家: Mr. Michael Hore. 2012 年 4 月 10 日.

 

Other comments: Nunggubuyu has a three words for numbers. marang-aynjaabugij means ''one hand''.  For higher numbers, they just put these ones together, e.g. ''marang-aynjaabugij marang-aynjaabugij wulal-wulal'' would be fourteen.


Language name and location: Nunggubuyu, Australia [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区农古布尤语, 澳大利亚北部地区

 

1. anʸjaːbuɡij

2. wula

3. wulanʸbai ( 2 + 1 )

4. wulawula ( 2 + 2 )

    words for 'many' include warawindi, dhaːlun, gamuyu, gamuyumuyu, ganʸjagan,
    gur̠ir̠igur̠iri, & gar̠nʸirimba.

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Prof. Jeffrey Heath. Department of Linguistics,

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA. May 8, 2007.
供资料的语言学家: Prof. Jeffrey Heath, 2007 年 5 月 8 日.

 

Other comments: Nunggubuyu basically started with 'one' and 'two' and developed further numerals with phrases ('three'='two-other', etc,) under the influence (19th century) of Makassar (Indonesian) trepan hunters who did a little trading on the coast.


 

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