Dupl(DN)(N): Reduplication of the stem can only occur within nominal heads.
Suf(DN)(V): Reduplication of the stem can only occur within verbal heads.
(1) berta és rudi két-két csomag-ot hoz-ott.
Berta and Rudi two-two package-acc bring-pst.3sg
‘Berta and Rudi brought two packages each.’
(2) berta és rudi kett-es-é-vel hoz-t-a a csomag-ok-at.
Berta and Rudi two-dist-3sg-ins bring-pst-obj.3sg the package-pl-acc
‘Both Berta and Rudi brought two packages at a time.’
In Hungarian, distributive numerals have different forms depending on the part-of-speech properties of their heads. If the head of the phrase is a noun, the reduplication of the numeral expresses the distributive meaning. In the case of a verbal head, however, the numeral takes a special suffix.