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Counting in Hopi

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Language overview

Hopi is a Uto-Aztecan language spoken by the Hopi people of northeastern Arizona, USA. It counts about 5,000 speakers.

Due to lack of data, this program can only count accurately up to 100 in Hopi. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Hopi numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: suukya’ [1], lööyöm [2], pàayom [3], naalöyöm [4], tsivot [5], navay [6], tsange’ [7], nanalt [8], and pevt [9].
  • Tens are formed putting the multiplier digit before the word for ten (pakwt), separated with a space, except for ten and twenty: pakwt [10], sunat [20], payiv pakwt [30], naalöv pakwt [40], tsivotsikiv pakwt [50], navaysikiv pakwt [60], tsange’sikiv pakwt [70], nanalsikiv pakwt [80], and peve’sikiv pakwt [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by linking the ten and the unit (in its object form) with the conjunction niikyang (and), obligatory for the twenties, and optional for the other tens, and adding the word siikya’ta (additional) after the unit: pakwt (niikyang) tsivot siikya’ta [15], sunat niikyang paykomuy siikya’ta [23], payiv pakwt (niikyang) nanalt siikya’ta [38].
  • One hundred is palotsikiv pakwt (or literally 10 times 10).

Books

El libro de los hopisEl libro de los hopis
by , editors Fondo de Cultura Económica (1996)
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Les indiens Hopi d’ArizonaLes indiens Hopi d’Arizona
by , editors L’Harmattan (2004)
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Le Livre du HopiLe Livre du Hopi
by , editors du Rocher (1992)
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Numbers list

  • 1 – suukya’
  • 2 – lööyöm
  • 3 – pàayom
  • 4 – naalöyöm
  • 5 – tsivot
  • 6 – navay
  • 7 – tsange’
  • 8 – nanalt
  • 9 – pevt
  • 10 – pakwt
  • 11 – pakwt niikyang suk siikya’ta
  • 12 – pakwt niikyang löqmuy siikya’ta
  • 13 – pakwt niikyang paykomuy siikya’ta
  • 14 – pakwt niikyang naalöqmuy siikya’ta
  • 15 – pakwt niikyang tsivot siikya’ta
  • 16 – pakwt niikyang navay siikya’ta
  • 17 – pakwt niikyang tsange’ siikya’ta
  • 18 – pakwt niikyang nanalt siikya’ta
  • 19 – pakwt niikyang pevt siikya’ta
  • 20 – sunat
  • 30 – payiv pakwt
  • 40 – naalöv pakwt
  • 50 – tsivotsikiv pakwt
  • 60 – navaysikiv pakwt
  • 70 – tsange’sikiv pakwt
  • 80 – nanalsikiv pakwt
  • 90 – peve’sikiv pakwt
  • 100 – palotsikiv pakwt

Uto-Aztecan languages

Central Tarahumara, Hopi, and Timbisha.

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