There's a lot of head-final languages where everything precedes the noun except for the number (Japanese is one example). But are there any that do the reverse? Is there a language where number precedes the noun while all the other elements (such as adjectives and adjectival clauses and whatnot) always come after?

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    French. ------- – Greg Lee Jul 11 '18 at 4:05
  • @GregLee. Broadly speaking: yes. Why don't you elaborate it to an answer? – fdb Jul 11 '18 at 16:24

WALS is a great tool to answer questions like this. With this combined view of three features I find Zapotec and Sre as languages with the following features:

    Plural prefix / Noun-Adjective / Numeral-Noun 
  • I think the question was about plural markers, not numerals. – fdb Jul 11 '18 at 11:36
  • @fdb That's what I thought from the question title, but that's not what the question body asked. – CJ Dennis Jul 12 '18 at 0:15

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