Numerals

Cardinal numbers

Quantity can be expressed with numerals and other quantity-words. They are put before the word or phrase that they qualify.

un xing – one star
duli xing – two stars
tini xing – three stars
kami xing – few stars
multi xing – many stars

un day kurse – one big chair
duli day kurse – two big chairs
tini bon kurse – three good chairs

The basic number words are:

Ones Ten and over 20 and over 30 and over
0 sipi 10 monsipi 20 duysipi 30 sansipi
1 moni 11 monmoni 21 duymoni 31 sanmoni
2 duyi 12 monduyi 22 duyduyi 32 sanduyi
3 sani 13 monsani 23 duysani 33 sansani
4 nali 14 monnali 24 duynali 34 sannali
5 tani 15 montani 25 duytani 35 santani
6 sixi 16 monsixi 26 duysixi 36 sansixi
7 sewi 17 monsewi 27 duysewi 37 sansewi
8 bali 18 monbali 28 duybali 38 sanbali
9 nawi 19 monnawi 29 duynawi 39 sannawi
Ones Tens Hundreds Thousands
0 zero
1 un 10 (un) ten 100 un hunde 1000 un tauzen
2 due 20 due ten 200 due hunde 2000 due tauzen
3 tri 30 tri ten 300 tri hunde 3000 tri tauzen
4 for 40 for ten 400 for hunde 4000 for tauzen
5 faive 50 faive ten 500 faive hunde 5000 faive tauzen
6 sixe 60 sixe ten 600 sixe hunde 6000 sixe tauzen
7 seven 70 seven ten 700 seven hunde 7000 seven tauzen
8 eite 80 eite ten 800 eite hunde 8000 eite tauzen
9 nain 90 nain ten 900 nain hunde 9000 nain tauzen
  • 0 noli
  • 1 uni
  • 2 duli dosi duyi bili iki ari
  • 3 tini teri tini sami
  • 4 cari neti neli nani nali cari
  • 5 limi sinki penci panci tani
  • 6 sisi loki alti siti/sidi xexi heksi zeksi
  • 7 seti seti sati sabi yedi ceti jedi
  • 8 bali bati nani seyi ati axti oti
  • 9 navi navi nawi novi tisi gawi
  • 10 sapi xipi kumi

Greater numbers are simply made by putting one digit after another – exactly like they are written in the universal numerical language of mathematics.

  • 10 unnoli or desi
  • 11 ununi
  • 12 unduli
  • 13 untini
  • 20 dulnoli
  • 21 duluni
  • 22 dulduli
  • 100 unnolnoli or centi
  • 101 unnoluni or centuni
  • 200 dulnolnoli or dulcenti

Numbers that are greater than 999 may use the multiples from the International System of Units. So for example kilo denotes a multiple of a thousand.

  • 1 000 kili
  • 1 000 000 megi
  • 1 000 000 000 gigi
  • 1 000 000 000 000 teri
  • 1015 peti
  • 1018 eksi
  • 1021 zeti
  • 1024 yoti

Sometimes it is known from the context how many objects are spoken about. For example, the word sol (sun) normally refers to just one sun because there is only one.

Ordinal numbers

Ordinal numbers come after the word that they modify.

fen un – the first part (part one) fen duli – the second part (part two) fen tini – the third part (part three)

Fractions

Fractions are formed with the help of fene (fraction, part).

uni dulfene – a half, ½
uni carfene – a quarter, ¼
tini carfene – three quarters, ¾