- Kokborok Counting
Kokborokis called "lekhamung".
The basic numbers are:
101. sara sa
1001. sa sai
2000. nwi sai
20,000. nwichi sai
200,000. nwi rasai
2,000,000. nwichi rasai
20,000,000. nwi rwjak
1,000,000,000,000. Sai rarwjak
1,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 rasaisai rarwjak
The counting of things and animals is very different in this language unlike the Indo-Euorpean languages. It is similar to the counting methodology in
Japanese language. Generally the word "kai" is used for anything when not being particular.e.g. "kaisa tok" - "one bird", "kaisa buphang" - "one tree".
But when being particular, specific words are used for counting according to th etype of the specified thing.e.g. "toksa" - "one bird", "phangsa" - "one tree".
Many more of the quantifiers are listed below:
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