Counting in Vādpukhzhu
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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] 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)
- chētīr (neuter)
- 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.