Counting in Vādpukhzhu

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*Numbers and how they are made*

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**public**article was written by**nadiarwendt**, and last updated on 19 Jan 2018, 22:20.[comments] vkhnumberscounting 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.)

- 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).

- 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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