This article describes person-marked numerals in North Alberta Beaver, a dialect of Beaver Athabaskan. North Alberta Beaver numerals are frozen complex forms consisting of a numeral stem incorporated into a form of the verb theme d + ø + t'yii 'to be thus'. By illustrating how the word category of numerals is formed through reanalysis of existing verbal paradigms, this article contributes to the typology of numerals and to the description of minor word categories in Athabaskan.
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