Numerals in Formosan Languages

  title={Numerals in Formosan Languages},
  author={Rengui Li},
  journal={Oceanic Linguistics},
  pages={133 - 152}
  • Rengui Li
  • Published 1 June 2006
  • Linguistics
  • Oceanic Linguistics
This is a general survey of cardinal numerals in Formosan languages. Most languages distinguish between human and nonhuman numerals, not only in cardinal numerals, but also for terms that have to do with number, such as 'how many/much', 'many/much', and even 'few/little'. Some languages have a third set of numerals as used in counting, different from both human and nonhuman numerals. Tables of the numerals 1-10 in the still extant Formosan languages are given in the appendixes. Most Formosan… 
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