Why "a few" and why not *"a many"?

Author(s) Solt, Stephanie
Date of publication 2006
Series title ZAS Papers in Linguistics (ZASPiL 44, 2)
Editor(s) Ebert, Christian & Cornelia Endriss (eds.)
Pages 333-346
Publisher ZAS
Place Berlin
Open Access
https://doi.org/10.21248/zaspil.44.2006.321