I plan on handling most of the morphology by means of different types of reduplication.
First we have full reduplication: When used with nouns it indicates a sort of plurality or paucality. But either form can be used with any number with differences in accuracy. For example knz is the word for drop (of water). On its own it is transnumeral:
"(a) drop" or "(some) drops"
Used with a numeral it is a specific number of drops:
Reduplicated and on its own it is plural:
"(many) drops" (althoug in fact lexicalized to "rain")
But when the reduplicated form is used with a numeral it means about [this many] or at least [this many].
"some drops" or "few drops"
"a dozen drops"
More reduplication after the jump...
There are also a few kinds of partial reduplication. A partially reduplicated prefix marks definiteness. It takes the shape of the first CV of the word, but leaves out the tone using the (neutral) low tone, and the vowel is also short. Here is an example:
"the drop(s)" or "(a) certain drop(s)"
And it can be combined with plural.
"the drops" or "certain drops"
Another type of reduplication marks negativity and uses partial reduplication, but changes the initial consonant, in this way:
<kx, kf, ‘> changes to <k>
<k, h, kg, kv> changes to <‘>
<f, x> changes to <h>
<v, g> changes to <Ø>
So its structure is C'V with a low tone. And for the drop that means:
"(a) non-drop(s)" or "not (a) drop(s)"
And the combinations:
"the non-drop(s)" or "not the drop(s)"
"(many) non-drops" or "not (many) drops"
"the (many) non-drops" or "not the (many) drops"
And this is also how the word ‘mhmmz means "non-language":
"non-language" or "non-speech"