Nepali affixes in Manange


Affix function number of borrowed affixes


Information and examples are from Hildebrandt (2004: 82–83) (see also Hildebrandt 2007: 292).


1 numeral classifier

‑tʰa ‘general numeral classifier’, used optionally for every kind of noun (the only classifier in Manange, the Nepali source form is the non‑human classifier, opposed to a human classifier), e.g. 4ŋi‑ŋtha kòla (two‑classifier/child) ‘two children’, 4shi‑ŋtha 1pʌle (one‑classifier/hand) ‘one hand’ (numbers in the transcription indicate tone)