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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Alright, here you are:

:con: Lihmelinyan

1 - ams
2 - hiā
3 - meyes
4 - yentes
5 - šilk(e)
6 - nark(e)
7 - drūs
8 - kuentā
9 - ānyer
10 - katā

ams declines as a singular acrostatic athematic adjective, hiā declines as a dual thematic adjective. meyes and yentes decline as plural athematic adjectives. The rest are indeclinable. The final /e/ in the words for 5 and 6 is archaic but often appears before consonants.
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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:con:Łoresla
Łoresla uses an octal system, but I'll provide decimal values for clarity. I based it partly on Hebrew. I also stole the -im plural ending directly from Hebrew. So sue me. It's still a work in progress, and I changed it a bunch from what I had in my notes, but I think it might work a little smoother from that system.

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 _________ _______ _________
|  Word   | Octal | Decimal |
|---------|-------|---------|
| hes     | 1     | 1       |
| lai     | 2     | 2       |
| mel     | 3     | 3       |
| arum    | 4     | 4       |
| ila     | 5     | 5       |
| ema     | 6     | 6       |
| hali    | 7     | 7       |
| fan     | 10    | 8       |
| hes fan | 11    | 9       |
| lai fan | 12    | 10      |
|---------|-------|---------|
I'll keep counting under the spoiler, because the numeral system is kinda funky and warrants more exploration.
Spoiler:

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 ____________ _______ _________
|    Word    | Octal | Decimal |
|------------|-------|---------|
| mel fan    | 13    | 11      |
| arum fan   | 14    | 12      |
| ...        | ...   | ...     |
| fanim      | 20    | 16      |
| fanim hes  | 21    | 17      |
| fanim lai  | 22    | 18      |
| fanim mel  | 23    | 19      |
| fanim arum | 24    | 20      |
|------------|-------|---------|
This is where it starts diverging from Hebrew. For 308 onward, the generic numeral classifier li is used to count the number of eights. Counting the intermediate digits between eights works just like counting after fanim

lai li fanim = "two (of) eights"

Over the years, these collapsed in informal registers, especially for large numbers:
mel li fanimmelifa
arum li fanimalifa
ila li fanimilifa
etc.

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 ________ _______ _________
|  Word  | Octal | Decimal |
|--------|-------|---------|
| melifa | 30    | 24      |
| alifa  | 40    | 32      | 
| ilifa  | 50    | 40      |
| emifa  | 60    | 48      |
| halifa | 70    | 56      |
| medur  | 100   | 64      |
|--------|-------|---------|
For numbers like 1018, the preposition an ("with") is used.
medur an hes
medur an lai
etc.

The same classifier is used when dealing with two or more medurren, but is never shortened:
lai li medur
arum li medur
mel li medur
etc.

At the next order of magnitude, the word hami ("many") is used. This follows the earlier conventions in terms of contractions.

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 ____________________________ _______ _________
|            Word            | Octal | Decimal |
|----------------------------|-------|---------|
| hami medur                 | 1000  | 512     |
| hami medur an hes          | 1001  | 513     |
| hami medur an lai          | 1002  | 514     |
| ...                        | ...   | ...     |
| hami medur an halifa       | 1070  | 568     |
| hami medur an halifa hes   | 1071  | 569     |
| ...                        | ...   | ...     |
| hami medur an medur        | 1100  | 576     |
| hami medur an medur an hes | 1101  | 577     |
| lemi medur                 | 2000  | 1024    |
| melami medur               | 3000  | 1536    |
| arumi medur                | 4000  | 2048    |
| ilami medur                | 5000  | 2560    |
| emami medur                | 6000  | 3072    |
| halami medur               | 7000  | 3584    |
|----------------------------|-------|---------|
So 77778 would be halami medur an hali li medur an halifa hali. This usually gets shortened to something like arum hali.

I haven't gotten anywhere beyond that, and some of the larger number paradigms especially are subject to change as I keep working on this language.
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Numbeers in Shu
Spoiler:
nu no, not, 0, don't, doesn't, didn't, hasen't, haven't
wan one
ro two
ri three
vor four
vŷn five
set six
get seven
ak eight
nen nine
than ten
san hundred
mel million
sau thousand
owan first
oro second
ori third
ovor fourth
ovŷn fifth
oset sixth
oget seventh
oak eighth
onen nineth
othan twnth
osan hundredth
omel millionth
osau thousandth
nu no, not, 0, don't, doesn't, didn't, hasen't, haven't
wan one
ro two
ri three
vor four
vŷn five
set six
get seven
ak eight
nen nine
than ten
san hundred
mel million
sau thousand
owan first
oro second
ori third
ovor fourth
ovŷn fifth
oset sixth
oget seventh
oak eighth
onen nineth
othan twnth
osan hundredth
omel millionth
osau thousandth
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Larryrl wrote: 15 Sep 2021 07:38 san hundred
mel million
sau thousand
Is there some reason you put "million" before "thousand"?
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:con: griuskant (romanisation + IPA)

1 raik /'raik/
2 caus /'tʃaus/
3 fiab /'fiab/
4 hiod /'hiɔd/
5 liug /'liug/
6 joiz /'dʒɔiz/
7 voum /'vɔum/
8 thuan /'θuan/
9 xuing /'ɣuiŋ/
10 aeishk /'eiʃk/
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Khemehekis wrote: 15 Sep 2021 08:39
Larryrl wrote: 15 Sep 2021 07:38 san hundred
mel million
sau thousand
Is there some reason you put "million" before "thousand"?
No, it's just out of place that is all. [:D]
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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For my 3S language :

The phoneme n is about quantity.
5 is the number of completeness . So the logical number system is base 5.

Most words are not formally constructed, yet there can be one that indicates a base 5 numbering system is engaged. Let this
word be neezdoot. Numerals will follow I have never engaged it in conversation. Words for zero, few, many, and all have sufficed. We have mathematics but not in the manner of accountants.

0 1 2 3 4 5
nye sheh vuh zoo cheh di

then:

+ = b
- = y
divided = p
x = wh
Exponent = s
pi = chahm

Thus the quantity 10 may be expressed as di'wh'vuh.

Just using our base 10 integers as in regular world-English practice is fine. In 3S they may written as 1-10 , used and viewed yet not spoken of. The word nye means strong yet silent even nonsensical. This word is from Monty Python, eh? Those damn French know it well . They say zero zero zero.
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