Counting in High Valyrian
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The High Valyrian language is a fictional language developed by the linguist David J. Peterson for the television series Game of Thrones, adaptation of the A Song of Ice and Fire series of novels by George R. R. Martin. If High Valyrian is not really used in the everyday life of Essos and Westeros, it is still a language of learning and education among the nobility of the Free Cities, a bit like Latin in medieval Europe.
Due to lack of data, this program can only count accurately up to 1,000 in High Valyrian. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.
A Song of Ice and Fire
Declensions and genders in High Valyrian
High Valyrian has four grammatical numbers (singular, plural, collective, and paucal), and four genders (lunar, solar, terrestrial, and aquatic). All numbers are adjectives, hence the numeral adjectives are declined according to their class (I, II or III) and their gender as other High Valyrian adjectives. In other words, numbers agree with the nouns they modify in case and number. Here are some examples in nominative plural: lanti vali (“two men”, lunar), lantyz azantyssy (“two knights”, solar), lanta dōra (“two stones”, terrestrial), lantra hāedri (“two younger sisters”, aquatic). With a paucal word, like lentun (“community”), the numeral is set in its plural form (mēriar lentun, “one community”), whereas with a collective word, like mentyr (“army”), the numeral is set in its singular form (mēre mentyr, “one army”).
High Valyrian numbering rules
- Digits from one to nine are: mēre  (-ior, class II), lanta  (-ys, -on, -or, class I), hāre  (-ior, class II), izula  (-ys, -on, -or, class I), tōma  (-ys, -on, -or, class I), bȳre  (-ior, class II), sīkuda  (-ys, -on, -or, class I), jēnqa  (-ys, -on, -or, class I), and vōre  (-ior, class II).
- The tens are formed by prefixing the -epsa root with the multiplier digit where the ending a is replaced by a e, lengthening it into a ē, except for ten itself: ampa , lantēpsa , hārēpsa , izulēpsa , tōmēpsa , bȳrēpsa , sīkudēpsa , jēnqēpsa , and vōrēpsa . The words for tens are not inflected.
- In compound numbers, the ten follows the standard juxtaposition process of coordination, i.e. the final vowel is lengthened, and main stress shifts to the last syllable. Besides, the unit is set before the ten, separated with a space (e.g.: hāre ampā , tōma izulepsā , jēnqa sīkudepsā ).
- The hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (gār), except for one hundred itself: gār , lanta gār , hāre gār , izula gār , tōma gār , bȳre gār , sīkuda gār , jēnqa gār , and vōre gār . The word for hundred is not inflected, and compound hundreds are formed straightforward (hāre gār izula jēnqepsā , bȳre gār jēnqa hārepsā ).
- The word for thousand is pyrys.
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- 1 – mēre
- 2 – lanta
- 3 – hāre
- 4 – izula
- 5 – tōma
- 6 – bȳre
- 7 – sīkuda
- 8 – jēnqa
- 9 – vōre
- 10 – ampa
- 11 – mēre ampā
- 12 – lanta ampā
- 13 – hāre ampā
- 14 – izula ampā
- 15 – tōma ampā
- 16 – bȳre ampā
- 17 – sīkuda ampā
- 18 – jēnqa ampā
- 19 – vōre ampā
- 20 – lantēpsa
- 30 – hārēpsa
- 40 – izulēpsa
- 50 – tōmēpsa
- 60 – bȳrēpsa
- 70 – sīkudēpsa
- 80 – jēnqēpsa
- 90 – vōrēpsa
- 100 – gār
- 1,000 – pyrys
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Dothraki, and High Valyrian.
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