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{-wai} added to the noun to form the adejctive of the /go/ class. Example:





{-u} is added to the verbal root to form the qualitative adjective of /go/ class. Examples are :










{-a-} added to noun stem to form the qualitative adjective stem which can take gender-number suffixes and the forms are given in masculine singular.

Example :





Some nouns of M2 and F2 class when take gender-number suffixes function as adjectives. Examples are :





pÙkh   ‘hunger  pÙkkh ‘hungry'

In the language compound adjectives are formed in two ways. One in which the second element has no meaning just an echo form and in the other the second form has the same meaning as the first but hardly occurs independently. A few examples are : 








Numerals are treated as a type of adjective because these also occur as to modify the nouns in a larger construction such as as noun phrases. According to the usage the numerals are of two types such as (1) Cardinal, (2) Ordinal.

Cardinal numerals are such as the number for one, two, hundred, half, quarter etc., the ordinal numerals are such as first, second, third, hundredth etc. Thus in the language cardinal numerals are used for counting and the ordinals are used for the order. All the numerals are inflected such a cardinal /ek/ ‘one’ is inflected in singular and other cardinals inflect in plural for oblique whereas all the ordinal numerals are inflected like other adjectives. Thus numerals also have direct as well as oblique forms like nouns.

On the basis of their forms numerals are further sub-classified as primary and derived numerals. Most of the numerals are derived from the basic primary numerals and the rest of the numerals are formed out of these. All the ordinal numerals except ‘first’ are directly derived from the corresponding cardinal numerals.

Cardinal Numerals

The numerals for ½,¾,1¼,1½,2½,1 to 10, 100, 1000, 100000 are basic primary numerals and then cardinal numerals from 11 to 18 are formed alternant of 10 and similarly 21 to 28, 31 to 38, 41 to 48, 51 to 58, 61 to 68, 71 to 78, 81 to 88 and 91 to 98 are formed by adding 1 to 8 to decimals 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 respectively. The structures of 20, 30, 40, 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 are 2x10, 3x10, 4x10, 5x10, 6x10, 7x10, 8x10 and 9x10 respectively, but these are so unique that they have been listed separately. The structures of 19,20,39,49,59,69,79,89 are 1 less 20, 1 less 30, 1 less 40, 1 less 50, 1 less 60, 1 less 70, 1 less 80, 1 less 90 respectively and the structure of 99 is 9+90. And {Unn-~ n-} is used for the less by one. The list of alternates of the cardinals numerals given below will make the structure of the cardinal numerals clear.






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