go to Yedo. Ni corresponds to ‘in’ or ‘at’; as, Watakusi wa Asakusa ni or Yedo ni orimasu, I live at Asakusa or in Yedo.
XVI. Adjectives for the most part are placed before nouns, but numeral adjectives may be placed after nouns as well as before them; as, hito san nin or san nin no hito, three persons. When numeral adjectives are applied to persons, nin mustadded; and when they are placed before nouns, no must be put after nin; as, san nin no hito. There are other words applied to point out the numbers of beasts, birds, trees, &c.
Hiki, piki, or biki is used for quadrupeds:—
|itt-piki, one horse.|
|Uma||ni-hiki, two horses.|
|san-biki, three horses.|
- Generally, hiki is used for all the numbers except 10, 20, 30, up to 100, for which piki is used merely for the sake of pronunciation. Biki for three, and thousands; as, zitt piki no uma, 10 horses; ni sen biki no uma, 2000 horses.
Pa, wah, or ba, is used for birds:—
|iti wah, one bird.|
|Tori||ni wah, two birds.|
|san ba, three birds.|
- Wah is used generally; pah is for 10, 20 30, &c.; up to 100, ba for 3, and 1000, 2000, &c.