Numbers::Kanashi language


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Numbers Kanashi tends to use mostly nouns, pronouns and verbs. Pronominal and nominal stems are inflected for two numbers, viz. singular and plural only. If desired the dual number can be indicated as "nis" for two as in two men. The absence of a plural marker indicates singularity in Kanashi however, in non formal speech the plural marker is left out too because it is inferred from the context of the sentence. Plural marker suffixes are also left out if numerals other than the numeral for one or by terms such as many, several, all, some, a few, etc.<ref name=TribalHimachal/> The numeral system also uses a unique form to represent a base ten system. Twenty is stated as twice ten and forty is twice twice ten.<ref>T. C. Hodson, Note on the Numeral Systems of the Tibeto-Burman Dialects, Jstor, 1913</ref>

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