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6.2 - Quantifiers

Quantifiers are just a kind of adjectives with respect to their morphosyntactic behaviour. They include six indefinite adjectives and the numbers. They are:

allbáácta eachcaná
manyáámmáá someimamá
fewráptar noneúúluu
1aarbáát 10bártana
2cúna 20aaccúúna
3cútal 30cutánna
4búúca 40buucána
5gáánaa 50gaanáána
6átab 60atámba
7cúrti 70curtína
8míímu 80miimúna
9bírba 90birbána
100lápál 1,000ílí
100,000utilì   

The six indefinites and the numbers from 1 to 4 inflect as three form nouns. 100, 1,000 and the numbers from 5 to 9 inflect as two form nouns. The other numbers are indeclinable.

The genitive-locative of quantifiers has an adverbial iterative meaning. Example: cúnagaagii: "twice"; úúluugaag: "never".

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