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Counting in Barsoomian

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Language overview

Forty-two in Barsoomian The Barsoomian language has been coined by Edgar Rice Burroughs in his series of science fiction novels starting with A Princess of Mars (1917). This is the language spoken by all Martians, and it includes a telepathic part. The first book of the series has recently been adapted for the cinema by Mark Atkins under the title Princess of Mars (December 2009), and by Andrew Stanton with a movie named John Carter (March 2012). The Barsoomian language has been re-created by Paul Frommer (the linguist behind the Na’vi language), who based his work on the about 400 words peppered within Edgar Rice Burroughs’ novel and its sequels.

Barsoomian numbers list

  • 1 – ay
  • 4 – tor
  • 7 – ov
  • 8 – bar
  • 10 – tee
  • 11 – teeay
  • 14 – teetor
  • 17 – teevor
  • 18 – teebar
  • 40 – tortee
  • 70 – ovtee
  • 80 – bartee
  • 100 – tan
  • 1,000 – teetan
  • ten thousand – mak
  • one million – dur

Barsoomian numerals

The Barsoomian script has been developed by the Walt Disney Studios.

0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9

Barsoomian numbering rules

  • The attested digits are: ay [1], tor [4], ov [7], and bar [8].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier unit with the word for ten (tee), except for ten itself: tee [10], tortee [40], ovtee [70], and bartee [80].
  • The compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the unit with no space (e.g.: teeay [11], torteetor [44], barteeov [87]).
  • The hundreds are formed by prefixing the word for hundred (tan) with the multiplier digit, with no space, except for one hundred itself: tan [100], tortan [400], ovtan [700], and bartan [800].
  • The thousands are litteraly tens of hundreds, hence formed by prefixing the word for hundred (tan) with the multiplier number, with no space: teetan (although another form, dar, is also possible) [1,000], teeaytan [1,100], teetortan [1,400], teeovtan [1,700], teebartan [1,800]. However, ten thousand is mak [10,000].
  • One million is dur.
  • If some of these numbers are attested, most of them are still hypothetical. We will add new numbers on this page as soon as they are attested.

Books

The Art of John Carter: A Visual JourneyThe Art of John Carter: A Visual Journey
by , editors Disney Editions (2012)
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John Carter and the Gods of HollywoodJohn Carter and the Gods of Hollywood
by , editors Universal Media (2012)
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A Princess of MarsA Princess of Mars
by , editors Penguin Classics (2007)
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Uma Princesa de MarteUma Princesa de Marte
by , editors Aleph (2010)
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Articles

Sources

Other universes languages

Atlantean, Atrian, Barsoomian, D’ni, Giak, Hylian, Itláni, Kēlen, Kiitra, Láadan, Na’vi, Shiväisith, Trigedasleng, and Wardwesân.

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