Dupl(DN)(N): Reduplication of the stem can only occur within nominal heads.
Suf(DN)(V): A special suffix, or special suffixes, can attach to the stem only within verbal heads.
(1) akan-ǝt at-e-tǝl akw χusap-ǝl pune-wew.
(2) miša xūrǝm wās al-ǝs.
(3) miša ōs saša xūrǝm- xūrǝm wās al-s-yγ.
(4) miša ōs saša xūrǝm wās-nǝl al-s-yγ.
In Northern Mansi, if the head of a nominal is a verb, the nominal takes a personal suffix and an instrumental case ending (1). If a noun functions as the head of the numeral, two constructions can be used to express the distributive meaning. It can be expressed by the reduplication of the numeral (2-3) or by an ablative case ending, which is attached to the nominal (4). In the latter case, the form of the numeral is not changed.