Handbook of the Swatow Vernacular/A List of Classifiers

Lesson XXVII.
a list of classifiers.

Kâi,
Applied to men, and things generally.
Liáp,
Applied to fruit, spherical things, as balls, pills, &c.
Tiòu,
Applied to rivers, roads, collars, ropes, laws, hair, snakes, lizards, &c. and things in stripes.
Ki,
Applied to masts, sticks, knives, spoons, pencils, pillars, branches of trees or plants, &c.
Sang,
Applied to things that go in pairs, as shoes, stockings, gloves, chop-sticks, &c.
Tùi,
Applied to things that go in pairs, as scrolls, candle-sticks, horses, &c.
Téng,
Applied to hats, caps, sedan chairs, &c.
Niáⁿ,
Applied to coats, bed clothes, nets, mats, &c.
Kha,
Applied to boxes, coffins, bangles, rings, &c.
Koiⁿ,
Applied to houses, shops, rooms.
Tsō,
Applied to large dwelling houses, ancestral halls.
Tieⁿ,
Applied to sheets of paper, letters,
Pau,
Applied to things in bundles and bales.
Pé,
Applied to bundles of wood, vegetables, flowers, &c.
Châng,
Applied to trees, plants, vegetables.
𥱳
Chat,
Applied to spaces between the joints on the finger, or on bamboo, sugarcane, &c.
Chiah,
Applied to ships, quadrupeds, birds, fowls, &c.
Chāi,
Applied to cargoes, boat loads, &c.
Kò,
Applied to lands, gardens, boards &c., and slices or pieces of things.
Khou,
Applied to dollars, bundles of firewood.
Bóu,
Applied to fields.
Khûn,
Applied to crowds of men, herds of quadrupeds, flocks of fowls, ducks, &c.
Pak,
Applied to maps, Chinese pictures, &c.
Kiãⁿ,
Applied to any business or affair, &c.
Búe,
Applied to fish.
Tiám,
Applied to spots of dirt, drops of rain, &c.
Lúi,
Applied to flowers.
Léh,
Applied to files of soldiers, rows of houses, &c.
Kuãⁿ,
Applied to strings of cash or beads, &c.
Hù,
Applied to things in sets and suits.
Pńg,
Applied to books.
Hiéh,
Applied to leaves of books.
Mn̂g,
Applied to cannons.
Kháu,
Applied to gardens, smokes of opium or tobacco.
零些
Tshoh,
Applied to a quantity of things, a small crowd of men.
Péⁿ,
Applied to stage-plays.
Pan,
Applied to companies of actors, bands, &c.
Uī,
Applied to persons of respectability.