Countings or Numbers for Four Footed Animals
to count (noun form) | to express quantity (adj. form) |
dorkung [one] | dore |
dornyi [two] | dornye he |
dorhing [three] | dorhing he |
dorpi [four] | dorpe he |
dorngo [five] | dorngo he |
dorkhii [six] | dorkhii he |
dorkanu [seven] | dorkanu he |
dorpinyi [eight] | dorpinye he |
dorkowa [nine] | dorkowa he |
dorlyan [ten] | dorlyan he |
lekun [eleven] | alyan he la dore |
lenyi [twelve] | alyan he la dornye he |
lehing [thirteen] | alyan he la dorhing he |
lepi [fourteen] | alyan he la dorpe he |
lengo [fifteen] | alyan he la dorngo he |
lekhii [sixteen] | alyan he la dorkhii he |
kanu [seventeen] | alyan he la dorkanu he |
pinyi [eight (after ten)] | alyan he la dorpinye he [eighteen] |
kowa [nine (after ten)] | alyan he la dorkowa he [nineteen] |
dor-nyikhan [twenty] | dor-nyikhan he |
dorkung [one (after twenty)] | nyikhan he la dore [twenty one] |
**dornyi, dorhing etc | nyikhan he la dornye he, nyikhan he la dorhing he etc. |
dor-hinkhan [thirty] | dor-hinkhan he |
dor-alyan piilyi [forty] | dor-alyan piilye he |
dor-alyan yango [fifty] | dor-alyan yango he |
dor-alyan khii [sixty] | dor-alyan khii he |
dorkanu khang nge [seventy] | dorkanu khang nge |
dorpinyi khang nge [eighty] | dorpinyi khang nge |
dorkowa khang nge [ninety] | dorkowa khang nge |
langn he la hinge nge / lan kun [one hundred] | lan nge [or dorkun-dornyi lan nge] |
lan nyi [two hundred] | lan nye he |
lan hing [three hundred] | lan hing he |
lan pi [four hundred] | lan pe he |
lan ngo [five hundred] | lan ngo he |
lan khii [six hundred] | lan khii he |
lan kanu [seven hundred] | lan kanu he |
lan pinyi [eight hundred] | lan pinyi he |
lan kowa [nine hundred] | lan kowa he |
zare/ zarkun [one thousand] | zare |
Note :- The above form of countings or numbers are also used for vehicles like bicycles, motor bikes, cars, buses, trucks, trains, aeroplanes etc
4 comments:
Quite interesting, and not as simple as I had thought earlier. Note for eg. the difference between 'dorlyan he' (10) and 'alyan he la dore' (11). May I suggest one topic ? Do post something about idioms in Tanii. Cheers.
hi pb
11 can be written as dorlyang hela dore as well but it become too long so we can avoid 'dor' in the begining. this is especially so when we write for number like(77) 'dor kanu khange hela dorkanu he'
Thnx for your suggestion.Right now i'm on some other topics. I'll definitely try to work on idioms as well in days to come
Hi GT
I think number after 10 is counted in this manner_
11 - dorlyang lekung
12 - dorlyang lenye
13 - dorlyang lehing
....
17 should be called dorlyang leku kanu kanu
18 dorlayng lepyi pyinye
19 dorlyang lekukukoa
20 - dor nyikhang
21 nyikhang hela dorey
so on till 100 which is called langey.
hi sulu,
"....
11 - dorlyang lekung
12 - dorlyang lenye
13 - dorlyang lehing..."
Here you are right. but, what I observed is, the counting is(mostly) in either way: some does the way one you have suggested and some follow the pattern i have mentioned in the post... and what i did was- I chose to think that lekung (11), lenyi (12), lehing
(13)to be more straight forward since lekung, lenyi ... are not counted with other tens i.e nyikhan hela lekung etc
"..21 nyikhang hela dorey."
Here again counting is in either way as 'nyikhang hela dorey' or count as 'dorkung', 'dornyi' till the next tens. However, for telling the number (quantity) 'nyikhang hela dorey' has to be used.
Thnx for pointing out variant forms of counting which I could not mentioned in the post.
Hope to get more inputs from you
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