Numeral words and arithmetic operations in the Alor-Pantar languages

Antoinette Schapper, Gary Holton, Marian Klamer, František Kratochvíl, Laura Robinson

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The indigenous numerals of the AP languages, as well as the indigenous structures
for arithmetic operations are currently under pressure from Indonesian, and will
inevitably be replaced with Indonesian forms and structures. This chapter presents
a documentary record of the forms and patterns currently in use to express numerals and arithmetic operations in the Alor-Pantar languages. We describe the structure of cardinal, ordinal and distributive numerals, and how operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and fractions are expressed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Alor-Pantar languages
Subtitle of host publicationHistory and typology
EditorsMarian Klamer
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherLanguage Science Press
ISBN (Print)978-3-944675-48-0
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameStudies in Diversity Linguistics
ISSN (Print)2363-5568

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