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Counting in Halkomelem

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Language overview

Forty-two in Halkomelem The Halkomelem language is a native american language that belongs to the Salishan languages family. It has three different dialects, namely the Upriver dialect (Halq’eméylem) spoken in the Fraser Valley (southwestern British Columbia, Canada) by the Stó:lō people, the Downriver dialect (Hun’qumi’num’) spoken by the people living downriver from Matsqui, including the Musqueam, Katzie, and Tsawassen, and the Island dialect (Hul’q’umín’um’) spoken by the Nanoose, Nanaimo, Chemainus, Cowichan, and Malahat peoples of Vancouver Island. It counts about 200 speakers. We consider here Hul’q’umín’um’, or the Island dialect of Halkomelem.

Due to lack of data, this program can only count accurately up to 199 in Halkomelem. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Halkomelem numbers list

  • 1 – nuts’a’
  • 2 – yuse’lu
  • 3 – lhihw
  • 4 – xu’athun
  • 5 – lhq’etsus
  • 6 – t’xum
  • 7 – tth’a’kwus
  • 8 – te’tsus
  • 9 – toohw
  • 10 – ’apun
  • 11 – ’apun ’i’ kw’ nuts’a’
  • 12 – ’apun ’i’ kw’ yuse’lu
  • 13 – ’apun ’i’ kw’ lhihw
  • 14 – ’apun ’i’ kw’ xu’athun
  • 15 – ’apun ’i’ kw’ lhq’etsus
  • 16 – ’apun ’i’ kw’ t’xum
  • 17 – ’apun ’i’ kw’ tth’a’kwus
  • 18 – ’apun ’i’ kw’ te’tsus
  • 19 – ’apun ’i’ kw’ toohw
  • 20 – tskw’ush
  • 30 – lhuhwulhshe’
  • 40 – xuthunlhshe’
  • 50 – lhq’utssulhshe’
  • 60 – t’xumulhshe’
  • 70 – tth’ukwsulhshe’
  • 80 – tutssulhshe’
  • 90 – toohwulhshe’
  • 100 – nets’uwuts

Halkomelem numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: nuts’a’ [1], yuse’lu [2], lhihw [3], xu’athun [4], lhq’etsus [5], t’xum [6], tth’a’kwus [7], te’tsus [8], and toohw [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the root of the multiplier digit with ulhshe’, except for ten and twenty: ’apun [10], tskw’ush [20], lhuhwulhshe’ [30], xuthunlhshe’ [40], lhq’utssulhshe’ [50], t’xumulhshe’ [60], tth’ukwsulhshe’ [70], tutssulhshe’ [80], and toohwulhshe’ [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the expression ’i’ kw’ and the unit digit (e.g.: ’apun ’i’ kw’ nuts’a’ [11], t’xumulhshe’ ’i’ kw’ te’tsus [68]).
  • One hundred is nets’uwuts. Compound hundreds are formed by stating the hundred, the ten and the unit, each group linked to the others with the expression ’i’ kw’ (e.g.: nets’uwuts ’i’ kw’ toohw [109], nets’uwuts ’i’ kw’ tskw’ush ’i’ kw’ tth’a’kwus [127]).

Books

Dictionary of Upriver HalkomelemDictionary of Upriver Halkomelem
by , editors University of California Press (2009)
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A Grammar of Upriver HalkomelemA Grammar of Upriver Halkomelem
by , editors University of California Press (1993)
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Salishan languages

Comox, Halkomelem, Klallam, Saanich, and Squamish.

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