Greater Paucal Number ( Concept )
http://purl.org/linguistics/gold/GreaterPaucalNumber


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      |_ Abstract
            |_ Linguistic Property
                  |_ Morphosyntactic Property
                        |_ Number Property
                              |_ Greater Paucal Number


Definition:

GreaterPaucal is a number property that quantifies the denotation of the nominal element so that it specifies that there are a small number of distinct entities, greater than paucalNumber but less than pluralNumber (semantically similar to 'several' in English).


Usage Notes
2009-06-04 13:28:07

On terminology: What some terminological systems might call 'quadral' should be classified in GOLD under paucalNumber or greaterPaucalNumber. A true quadral would be defined in GOLD as 'quantifying the denotation of the nominal element so that it specifies exactly four'; however, as a so-defined number value is unattested even amongst languages with a five-valued number category, 'quadral' is not defined as a separate value here and instead is subsumed under paucalNumber or greaterPaucalNumber [Corbett 2000: 30].

The value greaterPaucalNumber is only found in languages which also have the value paucalNumber.

2010-06-30 10:25:26

Is also sometimes referred to as Several Number.


References:
(Corbett 2000: 27, 29-30, 40, 46, 224-225, 317, 358)


Examples
Language Code: sgz Greater paucal number in Sursurunga:
2010-04-20 14:51:59
tilmaingamhansuritártár
2.GRPAUfromhere2.PLgoPURPOSEchop
onákakaukáiánHimaulviles,honin
itTOPICcacaoitsHimaulvillagetoday
dilhatlutangkabinsirai...
3.GRPAUEMPHATICHABITUALbeginsellingnow
"You all from here (i.e. from this village) went to slash (for burning then planting) Himaul village's cacao, which already they (i.e. people from Himaul) have begun to sell ..."

References:
[Corbett 2000: 26-30]


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