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Xiaofei Lu (2004). On the Distribution of Chinese Number Expressions.

URL: http://www.ling.ohio-state.edu/~xflu/papers/2004.pdf

(Last accessed 2009-07-23).

ODIN: http://odin.linguistlist.org/igt_raw.php?id= 2042&langcode=cmn (2018-10-20).

 

Example #1:

    (1) a. Zhe san-ge haizi       zai xuexiao dajia le.
    this three-CL children at school fight PAR
    `These three children fought at school.'
Example #2:

    (2) a. Zhe san-ge haizi, wo tingshuo zai xuexiao dajia le.
    this three-CL children I hear-say at school fight PAR
    `These three children, I heard (they) fought at school.'
Example #3:

    (3) a. San-zhi gunzi gou       ni da ta ma?
    three-CL sticks enough you hit him Q
    `Are three sticks enough for you to hit him (with)?'
Example #4:

    b. Wu-ge haizi chi-bu-wan shi-wan fan.
    five-CL child eat-not-finish ten-bowl rice
    `Five children cannot finish ten bowls of rice.'
Example #5:

    (5) a. You san-ge xuesheng lai          zher le.
    have three-CL students come here PAR
    `There are three students that came here.'
Example #6:

    (6) a. San-ge reni       tai-bu-dong zhe-jia gangqin. *Tameni de liliang tai xiao.
    three-CL people lift-not-move this-CL piano        their     DE strength too small
    `Three people cannot lift up this piano. Their strength is too weak.'
Example #7:

    b. You san-ge reni hui lai. Tameni hai hui dai liwu lai.
    have three-CL people will come they still will bring present come
    `There are three people coming and they will bring presents.'
Example #8:

    (8) Wu-ge xiaohai chi-bu-wan shi-wan fan.
    five-CL child eat-not-finish ten-bowl rice
    `Five children cannot finish ten bowls of rice.'
Example #9:

    (9) San-ge reni tai-bu-dong zhe-jia gangqin, chufei tameni liqi           tebie da
    three-CL people lift-not-move this-CL piano     unless their strength really big
    `Three people cannot move this piano, unless they are especially strong.'
Example #10:

    (10) Yi-ge nuhairi kending da-bu-guo          liang-ge bi zijii da de nanhair.
    one-CL girl      certainly fight-not-win two-CL than self older DE boy
    `One girl certainly cannot beat two boys who are older than herself.'
Example #11:

    (16) a. You san-ge xuesheng lai          zher le.
    have three-CL students come here PAR
    `There are three students that came here.'
Example #12:

    (17) Renhe san-ge ren      dou tai-bu-qi     yi-liang qiche.
    any    three-CL people all move-not-move one-CL car
    `Any three people cannot move a car.'
Example #13:

    (21) San-ge reni     tai-bu-dong zhe-jia gangqin. *Tameni de liliang tai xiao.
    three-CL people lift-not-move this-CL piano        their    DE strength too small
    `Three people cannot lift up this piano. Their strength is too weak.'
Example #14:

    (22) San-ge reni tai-bu-dong zhe-jia gangqin, chufei tameni liqi           tebie da
    three-CL people lift-not-move this-CL piano unless their strength really big
    `Three people cannot move this piano, unless they are especially strong.'
Example #15:

    b. Yi-ge     nuhairi kending da-bu-guo       liang-ge bi zijii da de nanhair.
    one-CL girl     certainly fight-not-win two-CL than self older DE boy
    `One girl certainly cannot beat two boys who are older than herself.'
Example #16:

    (24) Wu-ge xiaohai chi-bu-wan shi-wan fan.
    five-CL child eat-not-finish ten-bowl rice
    `Five children cannot finish ten bowls of rice.'