Word order of numeral constructions (Northern Mansi)

NumN: The numeral precedes the noun or NP; numeral classifiers are not required.

(1) miša xurǝm wās al­-ǝs.
Misha three duck kill­-pst.3sg
‘Misha killed three ducks.’ (S. D.)

In Northern Mansi, the numeral (like the majority of NP modifiers) always precedes the head noun (1) (Sipőcz 1999).


Szilvia Németh