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By George van Driem

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Amii7 Gra*m Baha-dur 'What is your name? - My name is Gräm Bahadur'. The dual and plural pronouns anchi-, anchige-, ani-, anige-, khcnchi-, kheni- and khunchi- are prefixed integrally to the noun they modify, eg. o· 'in ourP e village', khunchi-mcnda? 'their goat'. Infrequently, the singular prefixes are used together with a non-singular pronoun of the same person, eg. anige a-mba-nulle kheni kc-mba kappo'ba co-k (wePe my-father-than youP your s -father older be) 'YourP father is older than ourP e father'.

Manasi '[two] men'. 9). 3). 1). In -»3 forms, duality and plurality of a non-singular third person patient are not distinguished; the non-singularity of a third person patient is indicated by a generalized dual morpheme. The duality and plurality 32 2. Nominal morphology of a first person agent is not distinguished in nsl->2 forms; the non-singular agent number is indicated by a generalized dual morpheme. 1, esp. footnote 2). 2. 1. 2 3 4 5 nctchi sumsi lisi nasi 6 7 8 9 -si tuksi/thuksi nusi yctchi/ytnchi phaqsi The numeral 'one' lokthlk is a synthetic form consisting of lok 'only' and thik 'one'.

Affixed to a noun, it may convey the sense of 'something like χ' , as in the following example: (3) cigip-taijba co'k. glue-välä be It's just like glue. The suffix nominalizes adjectives which, without it, can occur only as predicate adjectives. The suffixed forms may be used either independently or adnominally. (4) y^ηyoη-daηba co'g-t. light-väiä be-PT It was a light one. (5) koT] a~kkhya~k se· se· -daijba mana ni go·! this how^much clear-minded-väiä man CTR then What a clear-minded man this is!

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