Classifiers and Plurals in 7 languages
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Borer (2005) claimed that classifiers and plurals are the same category, so they can’t co-occur. However, classifiers and plurals were both exist in 7 languages including Mokilese, Kham, Ulithian, Hatam, Tuvaluan, Khmer, and Indonesian. So I try to find the examples with the co-occurrence of classifiers and plurals in the languages to make sure whether it is possible for classifiers and plurals to co-occur in a sentence in the 7 languages.
For example, classifiers and plurals can co-occur in a sentence in Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Belhare, and Ainu.
(1)san ge xuesheng men
three CL students PL
'three students' (Mandarin Chinese)
'three students' (Japanese)
(3)sip- -pa mai-chi
‘two people’ (Belhare)
(4)okkaypo utar tu-n
young.man PL two-human.CLF
'two young men' (Ainu)
Could anyone tell me whether classifiers and plurals can co-occur in the same sentence in the 7 languages? (Mokilese,Kham,Ulithian,Hatam,Tuvaluan,Khmer,and Indonesian)
Thank you very much.