Word order of numeral constructions (Synja Khanty)

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

(1) xūlǝm jam ńāwrem ēnmǝl-s-ǝm.

I three good child raise-pst-1sg

‘I have brought up three brave children.’ (S. O.)

In Synja Khanty, the numeral  (just like every other noun modifier) precedes the head noun (cf. Honti 1984: 88, Solovar 2010: 40‒42).


Nikolett F. Gulyás