Counting With Classifiers


Counting With Classifiers

nuts’a’ one
‘uw’ nuts’a’ ‘ul’ just one
‘uw’ nuts’a’ ‘ul’ kw’unu stl’i’. I’m buying only one.
nuts’a’ shewuq one carrot
nuts’us one round object
nuts’us ‘apuls one apple
‘uw nuts’us ‘ul’ kw’unu stl’i’. I want only one round object.
nuts’uqun one container
nuts’uqun tl’elhum one box of salt
‘uw’ nuts’uqun ‘ul’ only one container
nuts’a’, yuse’lu, lhihw, xu’athun 1-4
nuts’us, yusa’lus, lhihwus, xuthinus 1-4 round objects
nuts’uqun, yuse’luqun, lhihwuqun, xuthinuqun 1-4 containers
yuse’lu two
yuse’lu kw’unus ‘iluquls. I’m going to buy two.
yuse’lu kw’unu stl’i’. I want two.
yuse’lu shewuq two carrots
yusa’lus two round objects
yusa’lus sqewth two potatoes
yusa’lus kw’unu stl’i’. I want two round objects.
yuse’luqun two containers
yuse’luqun ‘ispawtu two containers of baking powder
yuse’luqun kw’unu stl’i’. I want two containers.
lhiwh three
lhihwus three round objects
lhihwus ‘apuls three apples
lhihwus kw’unu stl’i’. I want three round objects.
lhihwuqun three containers
lhihwuqun kw’unu stl’i’. I want three containers.
lhihwuqun sqaal’muhw three containers of milk
xu’athun four
xuthinus four round objects
xuthinus sqewth four potatoes
xuthinus kw’unu stl’i’. I want four round objects.
xuthinuqun four containers
xuthinuqun slhap’ four containers of soup
xuthinuqun kw’unu stl’i’. I want four containers.
kw’in kw’un’ stl’i’? How many do you want?
kw’inus kw’un’ stl’i’? How many (round objects) do you want?
kw’inus ‘apuls kw’un’ stl’i’? How many apples do you want?
kw’inuqun kw’un’ stl’i’? How many (containers) do you want?