# Re: Numbers

From: | Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...> |

Date: | Saturday, January 15, 2000, 6:22 |

Barry_Garcia@monterey.edu writes:
>have so many of an object, or even how to count above 10 (base 16)..like
>>would 11 be (ten)(one) or (one)(ten) or something else?

oooh.......i missed this part. This is a bit long, so sit back and relax
In Saalangal, the numbers 1-10 are (i'm thinking of changing them yet
again :)):
táa
dúwe
dáo
émpa
talu
ínma
píto
hálo
sám
sála
to form 11-19, you link numbers onto ten:
11 - salang taa
12 - salang duwe
13 - salang dao
14 - salang empa
15 - salang talu
For 20, 30, 40, etc, you reverse the above:
20 - duweng sala
30 - daong sala
40 - empang sala
For 21, 22, 33, 44, etc, you write the basic large number, then "and" and
then the small number:
21 - Duweng sala kun taa
35 - daong sala kun talu
Anyway, numbers get VERY long as you go up. It even took me about 10
minutes to figure out how I would handle the number for last year.
Fortunately if the year is like 2000, it is quite simple to say: duweng
pali
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