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Counting in Giak

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Language overview

Forty-two in Giak The Giak language is an artificial language that serves as a common tongue for all the creatures serving the Darklords of Helgedad. It appears in the Lone Wolf gamebook series written by Joe Dever, in which the reader makes choices through the story, changing the course of it, and is more developed in the book The Magnamund Companion.

Due to lack of data, this program can only count accurately up to 99 in Giak. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Giak numbers list

  • 1 – aki
  • 2 – ig
  • 3 – ga
  • 4 – rorag
  • 5 – ishrak
  • 6 – narga
  • 7 – na
  • 8 – sha
  • 9 – shak
  • 10 – ishrakig
  • 11 – da-aki
  • 12 – da-ig
  • 13 – da-ga
  • 14 – da-rorag
  • 15 – da-ishrak
  • 16 – da-narga
  • 17 – da-na
  • 18 – da-sha
  • 19 – da-shak
  • 20 – gogoz
  • 30 – gagaz
  • 40 – roraz
  • 50 – izraz
  • 60 – nizgaz
  • 70 – nazgiz
  • 80 – shazoz
  • 90 – shakoz

Giak numerals

The Giak numerals use the symbol of the key.

1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10
11
11
15
15
20
20
30
30
40
40
50
50
100
100
500
500
1000
1,000
5000
5,000

Giak numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: aki [1], ig [2], ga [3], rorag [4], ishrak [5], narga [6], na [7], sha [8], and shak [9].
  • The tens are quite irregular, sometimes following a phonetic change pattern (-ak to -az), or the addition of a specific suffix (-oz), or concatenating digits names: ishrakig [10] (concatenation of the words for five and two, meaning five times two), gogoz [20], gagaz [30], roraz [40], izraz [50], nizgaz [60], nazgiz [70], shazoz [80], and shakoz [90].
  • Teens are formed by stating the word for teen (da), followed by the digit separated with a hyphen (e.g.: da-ga [13]).
  • The compound numbers above twenty are formed by stating the ten and the digit name separated with a hyphen (e.g.: gogoz-ig [22], nazgiz-sha [78]).

Books

The Magnamund CompanionThe Magnamund Companion
by , editors Berkley Trade (1988)
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Loup Solitaire, Tome 1 : Les Maîtres des TénèbresLoup Solitaire, Tome 1 : Les Maîtres des Ténèbres
by , editors Gallimard Jeunesse (2006)
[Amazon.com Amazon.com]

Sources

  • The Magnamund Companion, by Joe Dever and Gary Chalk, editors Berkley Trade (1988)
  • Giak Tutorial

Other universes languages

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

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