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Numbers and how they are made
This public article was written by nadiarwendt, and last updated on 19 Jan 2018, 22:20.

[comments] The basic numbers are 0-10. Though technically 0 is just a word meaning "nothing" which has acquired its own symbol.


Numbers are declined using the plural for masculine nouns unless specified otherwise. Number precedes the noun (w/ the exception of currency words) and must understandably match in case. (and should automatically match in number if you are using the right declension.)

    1. aṅka (singular fem)

      dva (dual fem)

      trē

      chētīr (neuter)

      pyanchi

      shāshti

      chēpai

      vashtami

      navyati

      dāshyati or dāshati


  • 0 is called nimro, usually shortened to nim in counting.
    100 is dasht.
    1000 uses the word for everything--veskali.

    11 is written 10-1 and for the word itself, dāsh(yati) and aṅka combine. So 11 is dāshaṅka. Note that the number ten, while including a shya on its own, usually simplifies to sha in compound numbers.
    12 (1-2) is dāshadva. 13 is dāshatrē, etc.
    20 is 2-0 or dvanim. 25 is 20-5: dvanimpyanchi.
    58 is 50-8: pyannimvashta.

    Hundred uses a ligature symbol of D-Sht as a numeral and is called dasht (possibly the only word that ends in sht in the language).
    1. dasht - 100

      dvadasht - 200

      trēdasht - 300

      chēdasht - 400

      pyandasht - 500

      shādasht - 600

      chēpasht - 700

      vashtasht - 800

      navdasht - 900

  • 150 is (1) dasht and 50, or rather, dasht ē pyannim. That's how numbers like 236 and 975 form— 2 dasht and 36, 9 dasht and 75.

    Thousand has a ligature of D-Sht-T as a numeral. 1000 is dāshtat. 2000 is dvadāshtat, 3000 is trēdāshtat, 4000 is chēdāshtat, 5000 is pyandāshtat, 6000 is shādāshtat, 7000 is chēpāshtat, 8000 is vashtāshtat, 9000 is navdāshtat.
    A number like 2540 is "2000 and 500 and 40" or: dvadāshtat ē pyandasht ē chēnim.
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