Number ‘one hundred’ can be expressed either in twenties (i.e., (h)ay ko:i: = 5 x 20) or by the word saw or nu:r. Higher numbers which are difficult to count in twenties are counted in humdreds like, mu:n saw or mu:n nu:r ‘three hundred’, a:ru saw or a:ru nu:r ‘six hundred’, etc. Loan word haja:r is used for number ‘one thousand’.


ond haja:r 
‘one thousand’ 

ren haja:r 
‘tow thousand’ 

mu:n haja:r 
‘three thousand’, etc. 

6.2. Ordinal Numbers 
Only the first three numerals have independentforms for the ordinals.


munne: 
‘first’ 

irsa: 
‘second’ 

mucca: 
‘third’ 

The ordinal meaning for the rest of numerals are indicated by the adjectival suffix ta: added to them.


na:luta 
‘fourth’ 

(h)ayta: 
‘fifth’ 

(h)a:ruta: 
‘sixth’, etc. 

6.3. Distributives 
The first three numerals ond ‘one’, ren ‘two’ and mu:n ‘three’ have the allomorphs oko, re: and mu: respectively when they are used distributively. The plural suffix k is added to them after the augment h.


oko:hk okohk 
‘one one each’ 

re:hk re:hk 
‘two two each’ 

mu:hk mu:hk 
‘three three each’ 

In case of the other numerals the basic forms themselves are reduplicated to give the distributive sense.


na:lu na:lu 
‘four four each’ 

(h)ay (h)ay 
‘five five each’ 

(h)a:ru (h)a:ru 
‘six six each’, etc. 



