Language name and location: Western Rengma, India [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区西部伦马那加, 印度

 

1. kəme

21.  ɲkɪkəme, ɲkɪme

2. keɪhjũ     

22.  ɲkɪkeɪhjũ, ɲkɪhjũ

3. teɪʃen

23.  ɲkɪteɪʃen, ɲkɪʃen

4. pəʤe

24.  ɲkɪpəʤe, ɲkɪʤe

5. ɸʊŋ 

25.  ɲkɪɸʊŋ

6. sərɔ

26.  ɲkɪsərɔ

7. seɲɪ

27.  ɲkɪseɲɪ

8. təssɪ

28.  ɲkɪtəssɪ

9. təkʏ

29.  ɲkɪtəkY

10. sərre

30.  ʃẽnre

11. səreuɡəme

40.  henʤe

12. səreuɡeihjũ

50.  hemɸʊŋ 

13. səreuɡeɪʃen

60.  hensərɔ 

14. səreupəʤe

70.  henseɲɪ

15. səreuɸʊŋ

80.  hentəssɪ

16. səreusərɔ

90.  hentəkʏ  

17. səreuseɲɪ

100. tʃɪme,   200. tʃɪhjũ

18. səreutəssɪ

400. tʃɪdʒʲe,  800. tʃɪtəssɪ

19. səreutəkʏ

1000. ʃemme

20. ɲkɪ

2000. ʃenhju 

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Monali Longmailai, Assistant Professor, Centre for Endangered Languages, Tezpur University, India, with Lucky Talukdar and Mr. Udipta Saikia, November 11, 2018.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. Monali Longmailai and and Mr. Udipta Saikia, 2018 年 11 月 11 日.

 

Other comments: Rengma numeral system is very interesting as it can be seen from the above table. It follows decimal counting system. There is no numeral classifier. Different morphemes are prefixed for counting different units such as sera (10’s), ɲkɪ (20’s), ʃẽnre (30’s), hen/hem (40-80’s), tʃɪ (100’s) and ʃem/ʃen (1000’s). While counting 1-4 from 20’s, both full words as well as shortened forms are used. All the numerals carry low tone.

It is not sure if the Western Rengma is the same with Southern Rengma, Ethnologue has not reported the Western Rengma language, Western Rengma (Terüpvunyu /tərʏɸuɲu/) is spoken in Karbi, Anglong district, Assam, India.

Note the numeral ''2'' (/keɪhjũ/) in Western Rengma is keinhyu according to their spelling convention and the palatalisation of /h/ and nasalisation of /u/ were very clear as verified by the informant.


Language name and location: Southern Rengma, India [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区南部伦马那加, 印度

 

1. me

21.  

2. khohüng

22.  

3. keshan

23.  

4. pezi

24.  

5. pfü

25.  

6. tsaro

26.  

7. tsanü     

27.  

8. tutse

28.  

9. tükhu

29.  

10.tsarú

30.  shenrü

11.

40.  henzi

12.

50.  hempfu

13. tsarukeshanhu

60.  hentsaro

14.

70. 

15. tsarupfüchu

80. 

16. nkipamotsaro

90. 

17. nkipamotsanü

100.

18. nkipamotutse

200.

19. nkipamotükhu

1000.

20. nki

2000.

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Shree Krishan, Anthropological Survey of India, Government of India, Calcutta, India, March 10, 1995.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. Shree Krishan, 1995 年 3 月 10 日.

 

Other comments: The Southern Rengma numeral system is different from Northern Rengma numeral system. The above Southern Rengma numeral system is incomplete.


                            

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