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Counting in Hylian

Language overview

Forty-two in Hylian Hylian is a constructed language that appears in the Nintendo video game The legend of Zelda. Like Japanese, it uses a syllabic system. Three different writing systems have been created: the Old Hylian Syllabary used in Ocarina of Time (1998), the Modern Hylian Syllabary used in The Wind Waker (2002) — both of them used to transcribe Japanese —, and the Hylian Alphabet used in Twilight Princess (2006), to transcribe English. We use here the Modern Hylian language developed by Katsuto.

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

Hylian numbers list

  • 1 – hire (hire)
  • 2 – dise (dise)
  • 3 – troe (troe)
  • 4 – kose (kose)
  • 5 – pante (pante)
  • 6 – hënte (hEnte)
  • 7 – site (site)
  • 8 – onte (onte)
  • 9 – nive (nive)
  • 10 – dëme (dEme)
  • 11 – dëme hire (dEme hire)
  • 12 – dëme dise (dEme dise)
  • 13 – dëme troe (dEme troe)
  • 14 – dëme kose (dEme kose)
  • 15 – dëme pante (dEme pante)
  • 16 – dëme hënte (dEme hEnte)
  • 17 – dëme site (dEme site)
  • 18 – dëme onte (dEme onte)
  • 19 – dëme nive (dEme nive)
  • 20 – didëme (didEme)
  • 30 – trodëme (trodEme)
  • 40 – kodëme (kodEme)
  • 50 – pandëme (pandEme)
  • 60 – hëndëme (hEndEme)
  • 70 – sidëme (sidEme)
  • 80 – ondëme (ondEme)
  • 90 – nidëme (nidEme)
  • 100 – sale (sale)
  • 1,000 – male (male)

Hylian numerals

These numerals are written in the Modern Hylian Syllabary used in The Wind Waker (2002), as it includes numerical digits.

0
0
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9

Hylian numbering rules

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words: sore (sore) [0], hire (hire) [1], dise (dise) [2], troe (troe) [3], kose (kose) [4], pante (pante) [5], hënte (hEnte) [6], site (site) [7], onte (onte) [8], and nive (nive) [9].
  • The tens are formed by prefixing the word for ten (dëme dEme) with the multiplier digit root, with the exception of ten itself: dëme (dEme) [10], didëme (didEme) [20], trodëme (trodEme) [30], kodëme (kodEme) [40], pandëme (pandEme) [50], hëndëme (hEndEme) [60], sidëme (sidEme) [70], ondëme (ondEme) [80], and nidëme (nidEme) [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the digit separated with a space (e.g.: dëme hire (dEme hire) [11], sidëme hënte (sidEme hEnte) [76]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit root before the word for hundred (sale sale), with the exception of one hundred itself: sale (sale) [100], disale (disale) [200], trosale (trosale) [300], kosale (kosale) [400], pansale (pansale) [500], hënsale (hEnsale) [600], sisale (sisale) [700], onsale (onsale) [800], and nisale (nisale) [900].
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier before the word for thousand (male male), with the do (do) conjunction in-between, except for one thousand (e.g.: male (male) [1,000], male sale hëndëme troe (male sale hEndEme troe) [1,163], dise do male (dise do male) [2,000], troe do male disale pandëme onte (troe do male disale pandEme onte) [3,258], disale sidëme nive do male onsale pandëme hire (disale sidEme nive do male onsale pandEme hire) [279,851]).

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