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m-p     he
n- p     she

Above segmentation showing the gender distinction by prefixing is supported by the evidence that most of the proper nouns denoting male take-m and female names take -n

Ez-m     name of a male person
Ez-n      name of a female person

  In Lotha, nouns denoting a group or groups take a quantifier i.e. -tn. This is used to denote a group of animate or inanimate nouns.

1. frò tn     group or groups of dogs
2. kyón tn      group or groups of men
3. yóthì tn      group or groups of bananas

In case of pronouns this is expressed by -t®.

1. t    we (groups of we’s)
2. nt    you (groups of you’s)
3. nt   They (human) groups of ‘he’)

-tn and -t are in complementary distribution, tn occurs with nouns and -t occurs with pronouns.
Other quantifiers of Lotha are as follows.

1. tra         some or few
2. lm        many
3. tóptò      all
4. lmtò    many
5. ktà         how  many

1. f lm many dogs
    dog many 
2. kyón tr some men
    man some 
3. kyón tóp all men
    man all
4. kyón lm many men
    man many 
5. kyón k how many men
    man how many 
kyón ktà nkì vn-là
man how many your house live-pres 
How many persons live in your house ?

When quantifiers are used in a pharse or sentence, plural marker is not added as shown in the above examples.

  Number :
  In Lothad, nouns are inflected for number. There is no suffix to indicate the singular. Plural is indicated by the suffix -áN. Nouns denoting kinship take the plural marker directly.



1. tá elder           brother
   tá á ~    elder brothers

2. cénì       brother
   cénìá     brothers

When words denoting kinship are used with the modifiers, plural marker is added to the noun phrase.







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