Tuesday, 3 January 2012

Numbers

‘Mhmmz used to have a duodecimal number system (base-12), but now they have changed over to a decimal system (base-10, like ours). This is by influence from some other language, that I have yet to come up with. There are still traces of the old duodecimal system: 11, 12 and some multiples of 12 have retained their old names.

Here are the numbers:
1 hmj
2 xnz
3 qz
4 ‘ml
5 kvn
6 fmj
7 kxqj
8 gmz
9 hnl
10 km
11 ‘mz
12 gnjf

These are the basic numbers, and also what they used in their duodecimal system, but from 13 it becomes decimal:

13 km-qz
14 km-‘ml
15 km-kvn
...and so on.

The tens are marked with a suffixed -k:

20 xnzk
30 qzk
40 ‘mlk
...and so forth.

Exceptions and bigger numbers after the jump...


Now for the exceptions; numbers that are multiples of 12 are marked with suffixed -f. Some more often than others:

24 xnzf
(36 qzf)
48 ‘mlf
60 kvnf

Other numbers than these are rarely used, and qzf is only used sometimes. And when we come to 60 it is also the base of the next numbers:

61 kvnf-hmj
62 kvnf-xnz
...
69 kvnf-hnl
70 kvnf-km
71 kvnf-‘mz

So you say sixty-ten and sixty-eleven for 70 and 71. But when we come to 72 we're back to normal decimal (although som older speakers may say fmjf)

And bigger numbers:
100 kgqqz
144 kmmlfnz

And some examples of big numbers combining everything so far:
152 kgqqz kvnk-xnz ("hundred fifty-two")
371 qz kgqqz kvnf-‘mz ("three hundred sixty-eleven")
984 hnl kgqqz gmzk-‘ml ("nine hundred eighty-four")
1309 km-qz kgqqz hnl ("ten-three hundred nine")
2012 xnzk kgqqz gnjf ("twenty hundred twelve")
7163 kvnf-‘mz kgqqz kvnf-qz ("sixty-eleven hundred sixty-three")

Then there will be special words for 10,000 (ten thousand), 1,000,000 (one million) and 1,000,000,000,000 (one trillion [or billion if you use long notation]), but I haven't made those up yet.

Besides I've already been very productive today.

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