Language name and locationː Zeme Naga, Assam, India [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区泽美那加, 印度东北部阿萨姆邦, 曼尼普尔邦及那加兰邦

 

1. kət

21. nkai-kət

2. kəna

22. nkai-kəna

3. kət͡sum

22. nkai-kət͡sum

4. ndài

24. nkai-ndai

5. meŋei

25. nkai-meŋei

6. herok

26. nkai-herok

7. hena

27. nkai-hena 

8. het͡set

28. nkai-het͡set

9. hekui

29. nkai-hekui

10. kerèi

30.  t͡səmrei

11. kerei-ket

40.  riakndai

12. kerei-kəna

50.  riakŋei

13. kerei-kət͡sum

60.  riakherok

14. kerei-ndài

70.  riakhena

15. kerei-məŋei 

80.  riakhet͡set

16. kerei-hərok

90.  riakhekui

17. kerei-həna

100. haiɡe,    200. haina

18. kerei-hət͡set

400. haindài, 800. haihət͡set

19. kerei-həkui

1000. saŋɡè

20. nkài *

2000. saŋnà

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Kailadbou Daimai, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Linguistics,  Assam University, Silchar, Assam, India, March 27, 2017.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. Kailadbou Daimai, 2019 年 3 月 27 日.

 

Other comments: Zeme Naga has a decimal numeral system. This is from the Northern variety of Zeme spoken in the state of Nagaland. There are three tones in Northern Zeme Nagaː There are three tones in Zeme Naga: high (  ́ ), mid (unmarked) and low

(  ̀ ). In the numeral I didn’t come across high tone so did not mention it, low tones are mark like the eg. nkài.


Language name and locationː Zeme Naga, Assam, India [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区泽美那加, 印度东北部阿萨姆邦, 曼尼普尔邦及那加兰邦

 

1. ket

21. nkai-ket

2. kənà *

22. nkai-kənà

3. kət͡sùm

22. nkai-kət͡sùm

4. mədai

24. nkai-mədai

5. meŋeù

25. nkai-meŋeu

6. sərok

26. nkai-sərok

7. sənà

27. nkai-sənà 

8. təset

28. nkai-təset

9. sekui

29. nkai-sekui

10. kəreu

30.  himreu

11. kəreu-ket

40.  hədai

12. kəreu-kənà

50.  reŋeu

13. kəreu-kət͡sùm

60.  riaksərok

14. kəreu-mədai

70.  riaksəna

15. kəreu-meŋeù

80.  riaktəset

16. kəreu-sərok

90.  riaksekui

17. kəreu-sənà

100. heiket,    200. heinà

18. kəreu-təset

400. heimədai, 800. heiteset

19. kəreu-sekui

1000. t̩͡səŋket

20. nkai

2000. t̩͡səŋnà

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Kailadbou Daimai, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Linguistics,  Assam University, Silchar, Assam, India, March 27, 2017.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. Kailadbou Daimai, 2019 年 3 月 27 日.

 

Other comments: Zeme Naga has a decimal numeral system. This is from the southern variety of Zeme spoken in Manipur and Assam. Few villages in Nagaland bordering Manipur also adopt this variety. The Zemes in Nagaland refer to this variety as Southern Zeme, based on the geographical location of the speakers. The variety (of Zeme) spoken in Nagaland is slightly different and is referred to as Northern Zeme. Many people I met claimed these two varieties are not mutually intelligible. 

There are three tones in Zeme Nagaː There are three tones in Southern Zeme Naga: high (  ́ ), mid (unmarked) and low (  ̀ ). In the numeral I didn’t come across high tone so did not mention it, low tones are mark like the eg. kənà.


Language name and locationː Zeme Naga, Assam, India [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区泽美那加, 印度 东北部阿萨姆邦, 曼尼普尔邦及那加兰邦

 

1. ket

21. əŋkai-ket

2. kəna

22. əŋkai-kəna

3. kət͡ʃum

22. əŋkai-kət͡ʃum

4. mədai

24. əŋkai-mədai

5. meŋeu

25. əŋkai-meŋeu

6. səruk

26. əŋkai-səruk

7. səna

27. əŋkai-səna 

8. dəset

28. əŋkai-dəset

9. səkui

29. əŋkai-səkui

10. kereu

30.  himreu,     36. himreu-səruk

11. kereu-ket

40.  hədai,       48. hədai-dəset

12. kereu-kəna

50.  reŋeu,       55. reŋeu-meŋeu

13. kereu-kət͡ʃum

60.  riak-səruk, 61. riak-səruk-ze-ket  

14. kereu-mədai

70.  riak-səna,  75. raik-səna-ze-meŋeu

15. kereu-meŋeu

80.  riak-dəset,  87. riak-dəset-ze-səna

16. kereu-səruk

90.  riak-səkui,  99. riak-səkui-səkui

17. kereu-səna

100. hai-ket,      200. hai-(kə)na

18. kereu-dəset

300. hai-(kə)t͡ʃum, 400. hai-mədai

19. kereu-səkui

1000. tʃaŋ,     2000. tʃaŋ-(kə)na,

20. əŋkai

3000. tʃaŋ-(kə)t͡ʃum, 9000. tʃaŋ-səkui

 

Linguist providing data and dateː Dr. Francis Muchahary, Ph.D. Scholar,  Department of Linguistics, Assam University, Silchar, Assam, India April 2, 2014.

供资料的语言学家: Dr. Francis Muchahary, 2014 年 4 月 2 日.

 

Other comments: Zeme Naga has a decimal numeral system. The numerals from eleven to fifty nine are formed without taking any affixes by compounding the basic numerals from 1 to 9 to the numerals 10, 20, 30, 40 and 50. 60, 70, 80 and 90 are purely multiplication of ten with the basic numerals. Although, 'kereu' denote 'ten' in Zeme, it is not used to form multiplicative compound.  Instead of it, 'riak' (denotes ten) is generally used along with basic numerals to form lower multiplicative compound. 

The multiplicative-cum-additive compound numerals are formed from 61 to 69, 71 to 79, 81 to 89 and 91 to 99 by adding 'ze' between the two basic numerals.

Zeme Naga is a tonal language, new data with tones are needed.


Language name and locationː Zeme Naga, Assam, India [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区泽美那加, 印度 东北部阿萨姆邦, 曼尼普尔邦及那加兰邦

 

1. kat ~ hangkat

21. 

2. kena

22.  

3. kechum

22. 

4. medai

24.  

5. mengeu

25.  

6. seruk

26.  

7. sena

27.  

8. desat

28.  

9. sekui

29.  

10. kereu

30.  himreu

11. kereuzekat

40.  hedai

12. kereuzekena

50.  renɡeu

13. kereuzekechum

60.  riakseruk

14. kereuzemedai

70.  riaksena

15. kereuzemengeu

80.  riakdesat

16. kereuzeseruk

90.  riaksekui

17. kereuzesena

100.

18. kereuzedesat

200.

19. kereuzesekui

1000. chang

20. nkai

2000.

 

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

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

 

Other comments: The above Zeme Naga numeral system is incomplete and lesser reliable, more recently collected data in phonetic form is needed to compare with the old data.


 

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