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Counting in Arbëresh

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Language overview

Arbëresh (Arbërisht) is an ethnolect spoken by the Arbëreshë people, the Albanian ethnic and language group communities in Southern Italy and Sicily since the Middle Ages. Similar to Albanian, it derives from the Tosk dialect spoken in southern Albania. It counts about 100,000 speakers.

Due to lack of data, this program can only count accurately up to 20 in Arbëresh. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Arbëresh numbers list

  • 1 – një
  • 2 – di
  • 3 – tre
  • 4 – kartë
  • 5 – pesë
  • 6 – gjashtë
  • 7 – shtatë
  • 8 – tetë
  • 9 – nëntë
  • 10 – dhjetë
  • 11 – njëmbëdhjetë
  • 12 – dimbëdhjete
  • 13 – trimbëdhjetë
  • 14 – kartëmbëdhjetë
  • 15 – pesëmbëdhjetë
  • 16 – gjashtëmbëdhjetë
  • 17 – shtatëmbëdhjetë
  • 18 – tetëmbëdhjetë
  • 19 – nëntëmbëdhjetë
  • 20 – njëzet
  • 100 – qind

Arbëresh numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely një [1], di [2], tre [3], kartë [4], pesë [5], gjashtë [6], shtatë [7], tetë [8], and nëntë [9].
  • Ten is dhjetë [10]. From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed by agglutinating the digit to the morpheme sequence mbë + dhjetë (meaning onto ten) with no space: njëmbëdhjetë [11], dimbëdhetë [12], trimbëdhjetë [13], kartëmbëdhjetë [14], pesëmbëdhjetë [15], gjashtëmbëdhjetë [16], shtatëmbëdhjetë [17], tetëmbëdhjetë [18], and nëntëmbëdhjetë [19].
  • The tens are formed on the multiplier digit followed by the word ten, except for ten and twenty: dhjetë [10], njëzetnti [20]. The word fot twenty is formed on the old number name zet, not used anymore, meaning a score—trace of an old vigesimal system. Thus, njëzetnti [20] means one score (një + zet).
  • Numbers above twenty are expressed in Italian or Sicilian, except for one hundred (qind).

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Albanian, and Arbëresh.

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