Order of Cardinal Numeral and Noun (Feature 6)
This feature concerns the order of cardinal numerals (’one, two, three, ...’) with respect to a noun they modify. Cardinal numerals are words denoting the number of things referred to, as in English four chairs (in contrast to ordinal numerals, which specify the rank in some order of objects, as in English the fourth chair).
In some languages there is a split among numerals, some preceding the noun, others following. In this case, values 1 and 2 must be chosen. Relative importance is then best indicated by text frequency.
If you select value 3 then no other additional value should be selected.
|1||Numeral precedes noun|| Tok Pisin|
|2||Numeral follows noun|| Sri Lankan Malay|
InCian ruma dua si-kuttumun.
[3s.hon house two past-see]
’She just saw two houses.’
|3||Numeral only modifies verb||(Something like The guests have all three left)|