Point 1. The use of nO1 Ěj

English ภาษาไทย
  There are few people over there.  ที่โน่นมีคนน้อย
  This town has many less people than
  that one.
 เมืองนี้มีคนน้อยมากกว่าเมืองนั้น

In the example above
nO1 Ěj means 'to be few, less' and it is the opposite or antonym of ma3ּg 'many, much'. In addition to this use nO1 Ěj is also occasionally used as a number-word, as in the following example:
 
English ภาษาไทย

  There are few kinds of fruit in my garden.

  มีผลไม้น้อยชนิดในสวนของผม