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       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:lu-ta ‘fourth’
(h)ay-ta: ‘fifth’
(h)a:ru-ta: ‘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:-h-k oko-h-k ‘one one each’
re:-h-k re:h-k ‘two two each’
mu:-h-k mu:-h-k ‘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.
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