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[comments] zktlessonslesson 10
1. Lesson #10
2. Lesson #4Welcome to my official guide to learning Katrashtani! Here, I will teach you how to read and speak my awesome language. :)
Lesson 10: Numbers
Surprised by the lesson number? Since from now the numbering is strange, I decided to talk about it here.
The Zakadian languages (except Belestani) use a Quinary numbering system, numbers 0 to 4. In Katrashtani, all one-digits are one-syllable and easy to learn, but higher numbers have different words.
0 (nun) - zero
1 (on) - one
2 (ca) - two
3 (os, us) - three
4 (an) - four
Higher numbers not using juxtaposition:
10 (kobi) - five
11 (onko) - six
12 (cako) - seven
13 (usko) - eight
14 (anko) - nine
20 (cakoppa) - ten
30 (oskoppa) - fifteen
40 (ankoppa) - twenty
100 (kikov) - twenty five
1000 (sossa) - hundred twenty five
Other numbers are formed by juxtaposition.
Ex. 2011 (ca sossa onko) - two hundred fifty six (2x5³ + 1x5 + 1)
Nouns can be modified by numbers by using the preposition ~ki.
Example: ca ki kkaiapi - two days
NOTE: The noun described (kkaia) is in the Genitive case, which will be discussed in a later lesson.