Friday, January 28, 2011

Aristocratic Numbers

12:54 AM

numbering mechanism


The aristocratic Melanau ( a-nyat) have their own set of language to show their rank. This is almost a forgotten language and not many research about it can be found.

Here are set of aristocratic numbers in melanau:

English Arisocratic Numbers Common Numbers
one jei ja
two jerunei dua
three telamong telew
four besei pat
five tuka' lima
six nawa' nem
seven kuten tujuk
eight dulen ayan
nine pulu' ulan
ten plu'en plu'en

If any readers have any information about the aristocratic numbers please leave a comment under this post. Thanks

source johan1960

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