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Counting in Choapan Zapotec

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Language overview

Forty-two in Choapan Zapotec Choapan Zapotec, also known as Comaltepec Zapotec, is a Zapotecan language from the Oto-Manguean languages family spoken in north central Oaxaca and Veracruz, Mexico, by about 12,000 speakers.

Due to lack of data, this program can only count accurately up to 999 in Choapan Zapotec. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Choapan Zapotec numbers list

  • 1 – tu
  • 2 – chopa
  • 3 – tzona
  • 4 – tapa
  • 5 – ga’yo’
  • 6 – xopa
  • 7 – gadyi
  • 8 – xuna’
  • 9 – ga
  • 10 – chi
  • 11 – chiptu
  • 12 – chipchopa
  • 13 – chi’nnu
  • 14 – chi’da’
  • 15 – chi’no’
  • 16 – chi’no’ be tu
  • 17 – chi’no’ be chopa
  • 18 – chi’no be tzona
  • 19 – tu galo
  • 20 – galo
  • 30 – galo be chi
  • 40 – chopa galo
  • 50 – chopa galo chi
  • 60 – tzona galo
  • 70 – tzona galo chi
  • 80 – tapa galo
  • 90 – tapa galo chi
  • 100 – tu gayua

Choapan Zapotec numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: tu [1], chopa [2], tzona [3], tapa [4], ga’yo’ [5], xopa [6], gadyi [7], xuna’ [8], and ga [9].
  • The word for ten is chi. Numbers from eleven to nineteen are quite irregular, namely: chiptu [11] (contraction of chi be tu, 10+1), chipchopa [12] (contraction of chi be chopa, 10+2), chi’nnu [13], chi’da’ [14], chi’no’ [15], chi’no’ be tu [16] (15+1), chi’no’ be chopa [17] (15+2), chi’no be tzona [18] (15+1), and tu galo [19] (20-1).
  • Choapan Zapotec uses the vigesimal system, hence the tens are formed on the words for ten and twenty, namely: chi [10], galo [20], galo be chi [30] (20+10), chopa galo [40] (2*20), chopa galo chi [50] (2*20 + 10), tzona galo [60] (3*20), tzona galo chi [70] (3*20 + 10), tapa galo [80] (4*20), and tapa galo chi [90] (4*20 + 10).
  • When composed, numbers from twenty-one to twenty-nine are formed by saying the word for twenty (galo), then the word be (plus) and the digit (e.g.: galo be tu [21], galo be ga’yo’ [25]). From thirty-one to ninety-nine, the word be disappears (e.g.: galo be chi xopa [36], tzona galo tzona [63]).
  • Hundreds are formed by saying the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (gayua): tu gayua [100], chopa gayua [200], tzona gayua [300]…

Books

San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec Dictionary (Vols. 1 and 2)San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec Dictionary (Vols. 1 and 2)
editors UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Publications (1999)
[Amazon.com Amazon.com]

Oto-Manguean languages

Aloápam Zapotec, Choapan Zapotec, Isthmus Zapotec, Lachixío Zapotec, and Santa Ana Yareni Zapotec.

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