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Different kinds of quantity or measurement in Khasi




"Shi-bdi" ka dei arphew tylli (20) ka diengïap ne diengthang/ twenty pieces of firewood.


"Shi-bhar" ka dei laiphew ar tylli (32) u soh ha bhar rit lane hynriew phew saw tylli (64) u soh ha bhar heh. Kane ka dei ka rukom ñiew soh/ this is a method of counting fruits which contains thirty-two or sixty-four fruits according to a small or big "bhar".


"Shi-biah" lane "shi khongpong" ka dei shi song u sla tympew kaba kynthup haduh hynriewphew tylli (60) ki sla khamtam ki sla kiba heh ban die ha ïew/ sixty leaves of the betel leaf especially the bigger leaves to be sold in the market.


"Shi-khongshi" ka dei shi song kaba kynthup arphew tylli (20) u sla tympew/ a pack of twenty leaves of betel leaf.


"Shi-kaa" ka dei shi nat u kwai/ a bunch of betel nut.


"Shi-kti" ka dei shiphew tylli (10) u kwai/ ten pieces of betel nut.


"Shi-kani" ka dei shi byrni kaba kynthup sawspah tylli (400) u kwai/ one sack which contains four hundred betel nuts.


"Shi-káw" ka dei ka tylli kaba kynthup 1280. La ju pyndonkam ïa kane ka ktien bad ki jingteh, ki sbái, ki sohmynken bad kiwei kiwei/ a number which contains 1280. This number is used in terms of referring to things that are tied in a bundle.


"Shi-klah" ka dei shi rynïeng ka kti/ a full arm's length.


"Shi-kot" ka dei arpruh ne u dieng thew uba kot arpruh/ 36 inches or a measuring stick of 36 inches. (Shi pruh is 18 inches)


"Shi-dista" ka dei arphew sla (20) ka kot sada/ twenty sheets of paper.


"Shi-dorjon" ka dei khatar tylli (12)/ containing a dozen.


"Shi-hali" ka dei saw tylli (4)/ containing four.


"Shi-jhap" ka kynthup ïa kaba khathynriew ngut (16) ba dei tang ïa ki khun ba la kha lane shi ryngkap ki khnam/ sixteen children or sixteen arrows in a quiver.



Khasis have many units of quantity and measurement that have been used for the purpose of trade, commerce and business 🧮⚖️
🟡 English translation by @speakyourroots

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