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A grammar of the Kūi language by J. E. Friend-Pereira

By J. E. Friend-Pereira

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When female rational beings (a) The (b) A plural number suffix or Moot. fa- li with ska, Inflexion. g. Suffix. ska ri-ska mothers. li'Ska budi- *ka ri-ska ii-ska younger sisters. 15 NUMBER. g. Boot. Inflexion. kodi- Suffix, nga cattle, ska min(u)~ ka fishes, id(u)- (itt)-ka houses. (iduj-nga ska nakuri- dogs. nga vadi- nga stones, ska ka pen-(u) (3) Appellative to () When exoepting the nouns person add the the theme third gods. g. Moot. Inflexion. a- kdg- mr\m Suffix. aru nga boys. | (e)ru nga ka rigaru ka-ru ka-nga ka-nga-ru The example trate tic the of all tnrleru compound happens to be a typical which are so plurals the Dravidian languages.

The inflexional increments ni (compare Telugu The i, and or (compare Telugu fi i (compare Telugu e), (oompare Telugu a), na), ti), various combinations as their + ni are ni ti a and Kui in or ni, + ti Kui ni in particle ni, i + or i, , etc. , the to ti view the namely, has shot. he one not a literary language, the difference in use between not strictly observed. is particles for appellative and suffixes other hand, the is increments As On us. before some distance away or person vitttenju, namely, ni is the are i the and a are used masculine relative inflexional attached, generally as the inflexional and neuter gender respectively of participial nouns.

One two three four five 6ix seven eight nine ten eleven twelve twenty twenty-one thirty forty The number* from above ten to twenty are formed by saydoso ote ro; ten and two, doso ote ri, etc. ing ten and one, The Uriya or Hindi word kuri, pronounced kori, is used for twenty. From twenty onwards for instance forty mil kori, The oonorete forms. is the counting two twenties, ri is done kori, twenties, as three twenties, by sixty etc. numerals given above are the adjectival or forms as distinguished from the substantival or abstract oardinal 31 NUMERALS.

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