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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Copied from my thread on the Zeeb:

Dbe is base 2:
1-don
2-pa
3-pãdon
4-
5-iõdon
6-iõpa
7-iõpãdon
8-nei
9-neĩdon
10-neĩpa
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Zutan/jiutär is base 8, so 1-10 is:

1 osi
2 hau
3 nor
4 hia
5 su
6 cäi
7 nia
8 vei
9 veisi
10 veihau
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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My language is oligosynthetic, and doesn't consider there to be much separation between numbers and words. Every number up to a certain amount is built out of the names of the digits, strung together in sequence. The language also uses base 6, so every number above 5 technically has two digits. I.E. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 20, etc...

0-Zu
1-O
2-Fi
3-Ga
4-She
5-Di
6-Mi, OZu (There is a specific root word for six, which is more likely to be used in speech, and is also used in informal contexts, counting, on clocks, and in short lists. The full two digit number is used in formal situations, math, long lists (100+ items) and on digital clocks.)
7-OO
8-OFi
9-OGa
10-OShe
11-ODi
12-FiZu
13-FiO
14-FiFi
15-FiGa
16-FiShe
17-FiDi
18-GaZu
19-GaO
20-GaFi

And so on, until 36.

36-MiMi, OZuZU
37-OZuO
38-OZuFi

Et cetera. 36 is the last number with an alternate form.

Numbers up to four digits long are acceptable, but after that, numbers would just get confusing, so the naming system starts to follow a trend more similar to that of natural languages, multiplying a small number by a named large one.

1296-O LaDiZu (Literally "one and group of four zeros.)
1297-O LaDiZu AM O (Literally "one and group of four zeros and add one.)
1298-O LaDiZu AM Fi

Et cetera.
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Decimal:    Binary:
1 - pa       1 - la
2 - ta       2 - va
3 - cra      3 - vala
4 - ca       4 - ra
5 - ka       5 - rala
6 - kapa     6 - rava
7 - kata     7 - ravala/yaala
8 - kacra    8 - ya
9 - kaca     9 - yala
10 - paka    10 - yava
20 - taka    20 - hara
30 - craka   30 - harava
40 - caka    40 - kshaya
50 - akka    50 - kshasava
60 - kapka   60 - oma-ara
70 - kapta   70 - omrava
80 - kapcra  80 - omha
90 - kapca   90 - omhayava/omaksharava
100 - kapka  100 - omkshara
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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:con: Antiranto

1) ea/en/et
2) tu/tun/to
3) tri/trin/tre
4) kat
5) fim
6) siz
7) seven
8) oto
9) niu
10) ten

Numbers 1-3 have three forms: the first is used for counting, and the second and third are the masculine and feminine forms.

Numbers 1-10 for my conlangs will be posted in this thread. If they're not posted here, you can presume that they don't exist.
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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It's high time I gave Enello some numerals. It's base 10.

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1 ınnı
2 sannı
3 sommo
4 raa
5 ıkka
6 shına
7 poppe
8 yoo
9 kıbı
10 růů
20 serůů
30 sůrůů
40 rarůů
50 ıllůů
60 shırůů
70 popollůů
80 yorůů
90 kırůů
100 bana
200 sannıbana
500 ıkıoppana
600 shıemmana
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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The basic number system from one to 10 in Sunbyaku:

miro: 1
hyoro: 2
karo: 3
rabi: 4
bvū: 5
myō: 6
kele: 7
iyer: 8
gin: 9
sō:10


To go higher: multiples of ten go number-10:

hyozō: 20
kazō:30
rabisō:40

...And so on.

In between that, you suffix the number instead, with a hyphen traditionally used:

sō-mi: 11
kazō-gin: 39


The traditional number system goes far, FAR higher than that, however. Here are the rest of the numbers with their own dedicated words:

būn: 100
gul: 1,000
vyūr: 10,000
beul: 100,000
mū: 1,000,000
lūr: 10,000,000
hva: 100,000,000
jīn: 1,000,000,000
zhun: 1,000,000,000,000


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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Vṛḵaẕī numbers are called "Yīmtīk" (plural Yamtakūl)

0 - zēyo or nivi (none)
1 - yū
2 - net
3 - ṭar
4 - val
5 - pē
6 - heš
7 - sūj
8 - ʾanṛ
9 - nīv
10 - mūd
100 - talēh
1 000 - qat

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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Since Proto-Amutetikam uses a base 12 numeral system, here are the 12:

1 - ɪk
2 - ɪt
3 - ɪp
4 - ak
5 - at
6 - ap
7 - εk
8 - εt
9 - εp
10 - ʊk
11 - ʊt
12 - ʊp
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Felbah wrote:Since Proto-Amutetikam uses a base 12 numeral system, here are the 12:

1 - ɪk
2 - ɪt
3 - ɪp
4 - ak
5 - at
6 - ap
7 - εk
8 - εt
9 - εp
10 - ʊk
11 - ʊt
12 - ʊp
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Lao Kou wrote:
Felbah wrote:Since Proto-Amutetikam uses a base 12 numeral system, here are the 12:

1 - ɪk
2 - ɪt
3 - ɪp
4 - ak
5 - at
6 - ap
7 - εk
8 - εt
9 - εp
10 - ʊk
11 - ʊt
12 - ʊp
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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This is the idea that I will use in a conlang.
This is a language that has both base 10 and base 12, or at least supports both bases.

0. nen (translated as 'no' or 'none')

1. unni
2. duho
3. triso
4. tetra
5. penta
6. heksa
7. seysi
8. otxu
9. yonna
10. deka
11. envle

10. tes
100. sens

12. dos
144. kwas

The numbers have two pronunciations:
11 units: unni-tes-unni or envle
13 units: unni-tes-triso or unni-dos-unni
31 units: triso-tes-unni (3*10 + 1) or duho-dos-seysa (2*12 + 7)


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It seems base 12 is better than base 10.
I tried to create a new calendar and a new clock using base 10, but I failed, because 12 has better divisors (3 and 4 are more important than 5).
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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In Ngolu:

1. ahu [ahú]
2. euo [ewó]
3. egio [eŋjó]
4. nuttia [nutsʼːá]
5. vane [vané]
6. zeje [zeʒé]
7. maue [mawé]
8. uakua [wakwá]
9. oikue [ojkwé]
10. ava [avá]

Placing numbers side by side multiplies them. For example ...

20. euos ava [ewósavá]
30. egios ava [eŋjósavá]
...

To add numbers, a special additive form is used. Essentially, it is formed by prefixing x- [ʃ] to the beginning of the number, replacing any initial consonant.

+1. xahu [ʃahú]
+2. xeuo [ʃewó]
+3. xegio [ʃeŋjó]
+4. xuttia [ʃutsʼːá]
+5. xane [ʃané]
+6. xeje [ʃeʒé]
+7. xaue [ʃawé]
+8. xuakua [ʃwakwá]
+9. xoikue [ʃojkwé]

So, for example,

11. ava xahu [aváʃahú]
12. ava xeuo [aváʃewó]
13. ava xegio [aváʃeŋjó]
14. ava xuttia [aváʃutsʼːá]

25. euos ava xane [ewósaváʃané]

36. egios ava xeje [eŋjósaváʃeʒé]

47. nuttias ava xaue [nutsʼːásaváʃawé]
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Rrób Tè Jĕhnò has a base-6 numeral system with dedicated mono-morphemic terms for the multiples of six up to 36. Note that the pronunciation of final stops can vary significantly depending on the sounds that follow them.

1. p’íg [p’ík]
2. [kʰúː]
3. t’úgh [t’úq]
4. [pʰéː]
5. fàì [fɛ̀ː]
6. dlyă [ɬʲá]

7. dlyĕbíg [ɬʲəbík]
8. dlyĕgú [ɬʲəgúː]
9. dlyĕdúgh [ɬʲədúq]
10. dlyĕbé [ɬʲəbéː]
11. dlyĕwàì [ɬʲəwɛ̀ː]
12. dlád [ɬát]

18. khó [qʰóː]

24. crà [ʈʂʰàː]

30. c’é [ts’éː]

36. srégh [ʂéq]

Numbers above 36 use the conjunction ne, roughly "and", as in srégh ne p’íg, "37." Once you hit 72, numerals can be compounded before srégh in much the same way that English forms words like "two-hundred", though the initial consonant of the multiplicative numeral is lenited and its vowel reduces to a schwa. So "73" would be gĕsrégh ne p’íg. About the highest number regularly derived is rĕhsrégh, 1,296 (36x36), as the speakers of the language live in a relatively small-scale society and hardly ever have a practical reason to count multiple thousands of anything.
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Kgáweqʼ:
1 – dęʼ
2 – ʼuʼ
3 – łúnǝł
4 – qʼaƛ
5 – ƛʼíqgʼudįʼ
6 – ƛʼiqʼ
7 – dęƛʼíqʼ
8 – ʼuƛʼíqʼ
9 – łunǝłƛʼíqʼ
10 – qʼǝƛuƛʼíqʼ
11 – ƛʼíqʼǝʼułudįʼ
12 – ƛ'iqʼǝʼuʼ
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Numbers in my most evolved conlang, the Yélian ['ʃɛli:an],

0 ocút
1 mia
2 prena
3 ti
4 perta
5 minca (the n is spoken like in English noun, not like in think)
6 vita
7 gèt
8 muven
9 náfia
10 fúria

11 miafúria
12 prenafuria

20 prenda
30 tivia
40 perda
50 minda
60 vida
70 gèda
80 muda
90 nada

100 Cút
101 Mi-miocút
102 Prena-miocút
423 Tiprenda-perdacút
1000 pés

999999 valin met mia [literally: million minus one]

1000000 valin
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0 - Jec - [ʒɛk]
1 - An [æn]
2 - Dus [dus]
3 - Thir [θir]
4 - Ben [bɛn]
5 - Fif [fif]
6 - Sis [sis]
7 - Sep [sep]
8 - Oct [ɒct]
9 - Vin - [vin]
10 - Bach - [bætʃ]
11 - Bachan
12 - Bachdus
(...)
20 - Dach [dætʃ]
30 - Thach [θætʃ]
40 - Lach [lætʃ]
50 - Hach [hætʃ]
60 - Yach [jætʃ]
70 - Mach [mætʃ]
80 - Tach [tætʃ]
90 - Vach [vætʃ]
100 - Ghan - [χæn]
101 - Ghanan - [χænæn]
110 - Ghanbach - [χænbætʃ]
121 - Ghandachan - [χændætʃæn]
And so on.
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For Kusan (formerly Proto-Rjande-Kusan), I've only come up with the numbers of one to five:

One: /darsʲ/*, nom: ['darsʲa] <darša>
Two: /idʲ/*, nom: ['idʲa] <iža>
Three: /gesə/*, nom: ['gesa] <gesa>
Four: /mave/*, nom: ['mavi] <mavi>
Five: /dʲasti/*, nom: ['dʲasti] <žasti>

I'm not entirely sure yet where to go beyond that. The language is spoken by an iron age culture with fairly extensive trade networks, so higher numbers will likely come into play fairly often, but whether these should be transparently derived, completely unrelated or somewhere in between, e.g. derived in the past but obscured through sound change or possibly deriving from a foreign language, isn't something I've come to a decision on.

The same is true for base to use. I usually use base-10 but I've been thinking of using base-12. Base-8 would roughly fit in with the phases of the planets two moons (eight and a third for one and thirty-two and a half for the other (kind of accidental, all I did was choose a mass and a distance and those are the numbers that came out [:P]) but I might use that for another language spoken nearby instead.

*the base form affects how the word declines. For example, vowel-initial suffixes can be attached directly to consonant-final stems, but need to undergo modification when attached to vowel-final stems and vice-versa for consonant-initial suffixes. Additionally, only can occur in word-final open syllables, causing /e o ə/ to shift to and for consonantal stems to take an epenthetic /ə/ (which then appears as [a] word-finally, reverting back to [ə] when followed by a consonant-initial suffix).

Numbers also have a morphologically plural form which roughly means "groups of X", e.g. ['idʲa] > ['idʲin] "twos, groups of two", ['gesa] > [ge'səjən] "threes, groups of three", ['mavi] > [ma'vejən], ['dʲasti] > [dʲas'tijən], etc.
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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:con: Øçirai:
1-ånua. (Oh•nu•ah)
2-xëwaå. (Shey•wah•oh)
3-xë'eraaa. (Shey•air•aaah)
4-peåvera. (Peh•oh•veh•rah)
5-peæḫa. (Peh•ay•cha)
6-çæz.(sayz)
7-çaḫanu. (Sah•cha•nu)
8-aæjexë. (Ah•ay•jeh•shey)
9-nuænua. (Nu•ay•nu•ah)
10-xëanu. (Shey•ah•nu)
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Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

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Future English:

1: vön [vən]
2: tsü [tsɨ]
3: twi [tʷʰy]
4: fur [fɯx]
5: fef [fɛf]
6: seqs [sɛ̰s]
7: saam [saːm]
8: nöméq [ˈnəmḛ]
9: nen [nɛn]
10: tsan [tsan]

100: öhndwöd [ʱə̤nˈdʷɵt]

1000: toond [tʰɤːnt]
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