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1. kyón k how many men
man how many
2. yóthì k how many bananas
banana how many
3. ótsì c-tày that much rice
rice that much
4. ótsì -tày This much rice
rice this much
Quantitative markers are -tá and -táy Predicative adjectives :
  Adjectives in Lotha are also used predicative but they cannot be considered as verbs. The reason is verbs take tense / aspect/mood markers whereas predicative adjectives do not take. These adjectives are formed by the addition of -n¡ to the basic adjectives.

1. thrà c mhn the flower (is) good
flower the good
2. kákò mhn the book (is) good
book the good
3. thrà cá mhn Those flowers are good
flower those good
4. kákò á mhn These books are good
book these good

In the above example, the final ‘m’ of mhm is dropped and n¡ is added in the predicative construction.

When an article is added to the adjective, it is added to the noun phrase.


1. kákò mhm mósà book good a
a good book
2. kákò mhm cá book good pl.
Those good books
Adjectives can also take a negative marker like verbs but they cannot be treated as verbs because a verb must take tense / aspect / mood markers. Adjectives do not take these markers.

pnóy mhm good teacher
teacher good
pynóy n-mhm bad teacher
teacher not-good
3.13. Degree of comparison :
  In Lotha, comparison is expressed by adding the comparative marker -ktà to the predicate.

1. -y sphà I (am) tall
I-nom tall
-y mp-ln sph-k I am taller than him
I-nom him-than taller
Superlative is expressed by the marker -c°c°
¡-y tóplò sphv cv-cì I am tallest of all
I-nom all-them tall-est -the







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