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11 The Quantifier Phrase, Numerals and Other Quantifiers

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The Quantifier Phrase dealt in the first section can either precede or follow the Noun Phrase within a Nominal Clump without any difference in meaning. Numerals and other quantifiers are discussed in the second section. Numerals are words that indicate precise numbers. Numerals are a type of quantifier. A quantifier is a morpheme that denotes a quantity, precise or approximate, and occurs either alone or after a classifier in a Quantifier Phrase. The third section deals with the original Atong numerals and the different paradigms in which they appear and the use of numerals borrowed from Garo. Atong has borrowed English and Hindi numerals. These are explained in the fourth section. The fifth section answers the question 'what is quantified with which numerals?' Other quantifiers are provided in the sixth section. Ordinal-number phrases and fractions are discussed in the seventh and eighth sections.

Keywords: Atong; fractions; Garo; Nominal Clump; Noun Phrase; numerals; ordinal-number phrases; Quantifier Phrase



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