Numeral classifiers (specific to numerals)

Nominal Categories - Gender and noun classification
Special classifier forms that occur only with numerals


Language Feature Status Grammatical Notes Source Created By Etymology Notes General Notes Phylogenetic Code
Cahuilla no Jane Hill
Cupeño no Jane Hill
Luiseño no Jane Hill
Serrano no Jane Hill
Kitanemuk no Jane Hill
Kawaiisu no Jane Hill
Timbisha no Jane Hill
Western Mono no Jane Hill
Chemehuevi no Jane Hill
Southern Paiute no Jane Hill
Southern Ute no Jane Hill
Shoshone no Jane Hill
Comanche no Jane Hill
Idaho Shoshone no Jane Hill
Northern Paiute no Jane Hill
Gabrielino no Jane Hill
Achagua no -i is an "other" form, but otherwise numerals use the same set of classifiers Wilson & Levinsohn 1992: 62 Ana Paula Brandao, Aimee Lawrence
Resígaro no A "finger" classifier is used when counting without reference to a specific object. The classifier agrees with that used on the noun when specific objects are being counted. Allin, 1976: 200-201 Aimee Lawrence
Bare no Aikhenvald, 1995: 19 Ana Paula Brandao
Piapoco yes -ema only seems to appear with 'five' and -ba only with two, three, and four and a word meaning "quantity." Galindo, 2002: 191 Aimee Lawrence
Yukuna yes Shauer & Shauer, 1978: 50 Aimee Lawrence
Yavitero no No classifiers mentioned in sections on nouns or numerals. Mosonyi, 1987: p. 36-48, 78 Aimee Lawrence
Wapishana yes Santos, 2006: 118 Ana Paula Brandao, Amanda Meeks
Wayuu n/a Mansen & Captain, 2000 Aimee Lawrence
Tariana yes The classifiers corresponding to "animate" and "human" take distinct forms on numerals. Aikhenvald, 2003: 103-104 Aimee Lawrence
Apurinã no no mention of numeral classifiers in section on numerals Facundes, 2000: 359-360 Aimee Lawrence
Asheninka Apurucayali no Mihas 2010:184 Daniel Smith
Maipure yes Zamponi 2003:31 Amanda Meeks
Yanesha' no Duff-Tripp 1997:253-66 Daniel Valle
Kinikinau no info Daniel Valle
Baure no "In his terms Baure has "numeral classifiers"... Classifiers which are "obligatory in many expressions of quantity" (Allan 1977:286). Baure classifiers attach to numerals and adjectives; they are part of nouns and incorporate into verbs." Danielsen 2007: p138 Mitz Perez
Nanti no Numerals use classifiers, but they are the same classfiers that are used with verbs, adjectives and nouns. Michael, 2008. p. 332 Aimee Lawrence
Paresi no info Rowan 1978, Rowan and Burgess 1979, Brandão 2010 Daniel Valle
Palikur yes Launey 2003 Daniel Smith
Yine no info Matteson 1965 Daniel Smith
Añun no info Patte 1989 Daniel Smith
Bora yes Seifart - 2005:56 Amanda Meeks
Makiritare no Hall 1988: 303 Melody Ann Ross
Makushi no Carson 1982: 56-58 Melody Ann Ross
Eñepa no Aikhenvald 2000:128 Daniel Valle
Pemon no de Armellada 1999: 66, 67 Shannon Dardis
Guna yes round, flat, bulky/oblong, long, general (respectively) Smith texts Daniel Smith
Naso yes Quesada 2000 Daniel Smith
Ika no Frank 1989:39-59 Daniel Valle
Kogi no info Daniel Valle
Cabecar no info Daniel Valle
Guaymí yes Quesada 2008:91 Daniel Valle
Damana yes noun must take a plural marking along with a number marking Daniel Valle
Sikuani no Queixalós 1988 Daniel Smith
Macaguan no info Buenaventura - 1993 Amanda Meeks
Aguaruna no Overall 2007:162-8 Daniel Valle
Northern Emberá no Mortensen 1999:15-6 Daniel Valle Catío
Waorani no info Daniel Valle
Ingá no Levinson 1974, 1976, 1976b Daniel Valle
Matses no info Daniel Valle
Mapudungun no Zúñiga 2006, p. 87-9 Daniel Valle
Páez no info Daniel Valle
Quechua Ayacuchano no Numerals take the same morphology as other nouns Parker 1965:27, 32-46 Daniel Valle
Tikuna no info more likely not Daniel Valle
Urarina no info Daniel Valle
Waunana no info Daniel Valle
Andoke no Landaburu 1979: p.135 Kelsey Neely no evidence for this
Puinave no info Mitz Perez, Daniel Valle
Central Aymara no Huayhua Pari 2001: 212 Shannon Dardis
Kakua no Bolaños fieldnotes Katherine Bolaños
Kaingang no info Silva 2011 Daniel Smith
Minica Witoto no info Minor and Minor. 1982. p.33 Christopher Clack
Hup no Epps 2008 Pattie Epps
Nadëb/Roçado dialect no Weir 1984: 103-105 Katherine Bolaños
Dâw no /ɛ̃d/ determinant suffix occuring only on numerals Martins 2004 Katherine Bolaños
Desano no Miller 1999, p. 46 Amanda Novak
Cubeo no Morse & Maxwell 1999, p.74 Amanda Novak
Kotiria yes Stenzel 2004, p. 186 Amanda Novak
Makuna no Smothermon & Smothermon 1993, p.39 Chris Clack
Koreguaje no Cook & Criswell 1993, p.42-43 Chris Clack corresponding to 'finger' (dedo)
Barasano no Jones & Jones 1991, p.59 Chris Clack Numerals occur with suffixes which generally refer to an implicit head.
Tanimuca no Classifiers occur obligatory bound to numerals and optionally to adjectives and demonstratives. Strom 1992, p.54 Chris Clack
Siona no Wheeler - 1987:118-119 Amanda Meeks
Tukano no classifier suffixes are commonly used with numerals, however Ramirez 1997: 333 Kelsey Neely
Yanomami no info Ramirez 1994 Kelsey Neely There don't seem to be any special numeral classifiers. At least none are mentioned by Ramirez. The three numbers in Yanomami (for person/number marking : sg, dual, plural) correspond directly to Yanomami's only numerals: 'one', 'two', and '3 or more'
Ninam no Goodwin-Gomez, p.121-123 Kelsey Neely no mention of any
Sanumá no Borgman 1990: p.144-151 Kelsey Neely no mention of special numeral classifiers
Surui no info Daniel Valle
Karitiana no Everett 2006:296 Daniel Valle
Nheengatu no info very few examples of numbers. There don't seem to be num. class Cruz 2011:165 Daniel Smith
Paraguayan Guaraní no Zarratea 2002:121-41 Daniel Valle
Aché no info Daniel Valle
Kokama no Vallejos 2010 Daniel Smith
Nyangumarta no done 0
Jingulu no info done x
Wambaya no done 0
Bunuba no done 0
Walmajarri no Done-Claire 0
Nyulnyul no done? 0
Warrwa no done 0
Worrorra no ms9.1 done 0
Garrwa no done 0
Gooniyandi no done 0
Warlpiri n/a done 0
Bardi no done-Claire 0
Yugambeh Y?
Yorta Yorta n/a done 0
Yir Yoront Done-Dan
Yindjibarndi n/a done-Dan 0
Yidiny no done-Catherine 0
Yanyuwa no info Done-Austin x
Yandruwandha no info Done-Dan x
Yan-nhangu not yet
Yalarnnga n/a Done-Dan 0
Woiwurrung n/a done-Amalia 0
Wirangu N/A done 0
Wemba-Wemba n/a done-Amalia 0
Warumungu N/A done-Amalia 0
Wangkumara no info done X
Uradhi N/A 334 Y 0
Paakantyi no Y-Hannah 0
Pitta-Pitta N/A 192 Done-Amalia 0
Pintupi no info done-Hannah x
Nyungar no info done x
Nhanta no Done-Hannah 0
Ngiyambaa no Done-Emily 0
Ngayawang No info done-Amalia x
Muruwari no 84 Done-Dan 0
Mayi-Yapi N/A done 0
Martuthunira no 190 done 0
Marrgany N/A Done-Amalia 0
Kuuk Thaayorre No 279 Done-Amalia 0
Kuku Yalanji n/a Done-Jessica 0
Kugu-Nganhcara No 447-8 done-Amalia 0
Kaurna N/A done-Amalia 0
Kalkatungu no Done-Dan 0
Jaru no Done-Amalia 0
Guugu-Yimidhirr N/A Done-Amalia 0
Gureng Gureng no info Done-Amalia x
Gumbaynggirr n/a done-Amalia 0
Gugu-Badhun n/a done-Jessica 0
Yuwaalaraay N/A 30 0
Dyirbal No 240 done-Amalia 0
Duungidjawu n/a 25 done 0
Djinang N/A 27 Done-Amalia 0
Djabugay done
Diyari no done-Hannah 0
Dharawal no info done-Hannah w Dhurga) x
Darkinyung n/a done 0
Bularnu no info Done-Austin x
Biri no info done-Jessica x
Bidjara-Gungabula no info done-Jessica x
Batyala no info Done-Amalia x
Arabana n/a Done-Dan 0
Alyawarr no done 0
Nyikina no done-Claire 0
Yawuru Y-Claire
Yulparija N/A Done-Amalia 0
Wathawurrung n/a done 0
Mathi-Mathi n/a done-Amalia 0
Hunter River and Lake Macquarie n/a done-Amalia 0
Thanggati n/a done 0
Katthang n/a done-Amalia 0
Panyjima n/a done 0
Ngarinyeri N/A 18 done-Amalia 0
Kurrama n/a done-Dan 0
Yingkarta no Done-Claire 0
Githabul N/A 8 Done-Amalia 0
Gunya N/A Done-Amalia 0
Kunjen No 78 Done- 0
WesternTorres no done 0
Wakaya no info done x
Yindjilindji no info done x
Bandjalang No 31 Done-Amalia 0
Ngaatjatjara N/A 35 done 0
Arrernte No 90 0
Kokatha N/A 52 0
Karajarri N/A 71 Done-Amalia 0
Pitjantjatjara N/A 0
Ritharrngu N/A 34 Done-Amalia 0
Warrgamay N/A 28 Done-Amalia 0
Warluwarra no info Done-Amalia x
Warnman N/A 14 Done-Amalia 0
Djapu no 0
Bilinarra no done 0
Wiradjuri no info done x
Aghu-Tharnggala No 51 Y2 0
Narungga N/A 54 done 0
Tharrkari N/A 15 0
Wajarri No 38 0
Warungu no 0
Adnyamathanha no Y2 0
Yagua yes Payne and Payne 1990:349 Daniel Smith
Baniwa yes Aikhenvald 2001 Baniwa classifiers Patience Epps