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Counting in Babm

Language overview

Forty-two in Babm Invented in 1962 by the Japanese philosopher Rikichi (Fuishiki) Okamoto (1885-1963), Babm is an international auxiliary language that uses the Latin alphabet as a syllabary. As each letter marks a syllable, this results in a very compact writing.

Babm numbers list

  • 1 – b̃
  • 2 – d̃
  • 3 – f̃
  • 4 – g̃
  • 5 – h̃
  • 6 – j̃
  • 7 – k̃
  • 8 – l̃
  • 9 – m̃
  • 10 – b̃ȧ
  • 11 – b̃ȧb̃
  • 12 – b̃ȧd̃
  • 13 – b̃ȧf̃
  • 14 – b̃ȧg̃
  • 15 – b̃ȧh̃
  • 16 – b̃ȧj̃
  • 17 – b̃ȧk̃
  • 18 – b̃ȧl̃
  • 19 – b̃ȧm̃
  • 20 – d̃ȧ
  • 30 – f̃ȧ
  • 40 – g̃ȧ
  • 50 – h̃ȧ
  • 60 – j̃ȧ
  • 70 – k̃ȧ
  • 80 – l̃ȧ
  • 90 – m̃ȧ
  • 100 – b̃ȯ
  • 1,000 – b̃u̇
  • one million – b̃n̈
  • one billion – b̃p̈
  • one trillion – b̃q̈

Babm numbering rules

  • The digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific symbols (consonants of the Latin alphabet with a tilde, except for zero): o [0], [1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6], [7], [8], and [9].
  • The tens are written in a positional way, i.e. the multiplier digit followed by the symbol for the ten (ȧ): b̃ȧ [10], d̃ȧ [20], f̃ȧ [30], g̃ȧ [40], h̃ȧ [50], j̃ȧ [60], k̃ȧ [70], l̃ȧ [80], and m̃ȧ [90].
  • The compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the unit with no space for the writing in full (e.g.: k̃ȧj̃ [76], l̃ȧk̃ [87]), or by directly replacing the digits with their symbol in the numeric notation (e.g.: k̃j̃ [76], l̃k̃ [87]).
  • The hundreds are written in a positional way, i.e. the multiplier digit followed by the symbol for the hundred (ȯ): b̃ȯ [100], d̃ȯ [200], f̃ȯ [300], g̃ȯ [400], h̃ȯ [500], j̃ȯ [600], k̃ȯ [700], l̃ȯ [800], and m̃ȯ [900].
  • The scale names are written in a regular fashion: for thousands (b̃u̇ [1,000], d̃u̇ [2,000]), for millions or 106 (b̃n̈ [1 million], d̃n̈ [2 millions]), for billions or 109 (b̃p̈ [1 billion], d̃p̈ [2 billions]), for trillions or 1012 (b̃q̈ [1 trillion], d̃q̈ [2 trillions])…

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Babm, Bolak, Digisk Folkspraak, Esperanto, Folkspraak, Glosa, Idiom neutral, Ido, Intal, Interlingua, Interlingue, Kotava, Langue nouvelle, Latino sine flexione, Lingua Franca Nova, Lingwa de planeta, Mondial, Mondlango, Ro, Solresol, Sona, Spokil, Tutonish, Uropi, and Volapük.

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