Language name and locationː Dadibi, Papua New Guinea [Refer to Ethnologue]

言名称和分布地区达迪比语, 巴布亚新几内亚辛布省及南高地省


1. dedeli

2. si

3. sela or si dedili (2+1)

4. me si me si (2+2)

5. a (lit: 'thumb')

6. me si me si me si or a nogo me nogo dedeli 

7. a nogo me nogo si

8. me si me si me si me si

9. a nogo me si me si me si me si

10. a nogo si (lit: 'thumb hand(s) two')

11. nogo si me sago dedeli
12. nogo si me sago si
13. nogo si me sago sela

14. nogo si me sago si me si mesi

15. nogo si sago dedeli (lit: ''hand(s) two foot one')

16. nogo si sago dedeli me sago dedeli
17. nogo si sago dedeli me sago si
18. nogo si sago dedeli me sago sela
19. nogo si sago dedeli me sago me si me si

20. nogo si sago si (lit: ''hands two feet two')


Linguist providing data and dateː Mr. George MacDonald, Wycliffe International, May 30, 2011.

供资料的语言学家: Mr. George MacDonald, 2011 年 5 月 30 日.


Other comments:  Dadibi is spoken by 12,000 speakers in Chimbu province and  Southern Highlands province, Papua New Guinea. Dadibi has a tally system up to 20. The number word for five is 'a' means 'thumb', the numbers 6 to 9 by combining twos where the word 'nago' is a 'hand' morpheme. The word for 10 is ' a nago si'', i.e. 'thumb hand(s) two'. Tally then proceeds to the toes so that 11 is 'nogo si me saga dedeli',, hand(s)  two and foot one' or 'two hands and the toe of one foot'. Proceeding from the little toe to the big toe in order, 15 is reached : 'nogo sa saga dedeli', i.e. 'hand(s) two foot one'. Tally continues to the end of the 20-cycled with 'nogo si sago si', i.e. 'hands two feet two'.

 Back >> [ Home ] >> [ Trans-New Guinea ] >> [ Finisterre-Huon ] >>
[ Kainantu-Goroka ] >> [ Madang ] >> [ Ok-Awyu ] >>
[ Southeast Papuan ] >> [ West Papuan-Timor-Alor-Pantar ] >>
[ West Papuan ] >> [ Other Papuan languages ]