OBJECT -ernominals; in the Rafael corpus, we find 18 PERSON nominals and 17 OBJECT -er-nominals from 1;8 to 2;10.
For both denominal and deverbal PERSON nominals, the member of types is significantly increasing over time (deverbal PERSON: p = 0.000/[R.sup.2] = 0.943; denominal PERSON: p = 0.006/[R.sup.2] = 0.820).
A comparison with the bases of the OBJECT nominals in Figure 13 shows roughly the same development until 1900: a constant rise of denominal and deverbal OBJECT types.
Data from the corpus of spontaneous -er-coinages in child language (Meibauer 1995a) A Nominals total 2;0-2;11 3;0-3;11 4;0-4;11 Total 35 94 90 B Base 2;0-2;11 3;0-3;11 4;0-4;11 Nominal base 17 16 9 Verbal base 14 50 46 C Morph.
The closest we get to using nominal numbers in calculation is probably in numerology, where number names are invested with mystical meanings.
Often, assigning nominal numbers uses a system of ordinality.
"State motor vehicle departments are big users of nominal numbers when issuing drivers' license numbers and vehicle registration tags.
Young children are surrounded by nominal numbers, perhaps even more so than cardinals or ordinals.
the base verbs of-ung nominals should also denote events, and ii.
This condition alone is not sufficient, however, since, as noted in section 2, there are many intransitive and transitive prefix verbs that belong to the class of event verbs, and they nevertheless do not offer the grammatical derivation of -ung nominals. This problem will be addressed in the next section.
As mentioned in section 2, the event verbs verheizen, verschlie[Beta]en, vermauern, etc., do not allow the derivation of -ung nominals. All other event verbs such as be-, er-, ent-, and zer-prefix verbs that do not permit -ung derivation denoting events follow this pattern.
Representation of the event structures of -ung nominals