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Counting in Inari Sami

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Language overview

Forty-two in Inari Sami Inari Sami (anarâškielâ) belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finno-Ugric group. It is spoken by the Inari Sami of Finland (in the municipality of Inari) by about 300 speakers.

Inari Sami numbers list

  • 1 – ohtâ
  • 2 – kyehti
  • 3 – kulmâ
  • 4 – nelji
  • 5 – vittâ
  • 6 – kuttâ
  • 7 – čiččâm
  • 8 – käävci
  • 9 – oovce
  • 10 – love
  • 11 – ohtunubáloh
  • 12 – kyehtnubáloh
  • 13 – kulmânubáloh
  • 14 – neljinubáloh
  • 15 – vittânubáloh
  • 16 – kuttânubáloh
  • 17 – čiččâmnubáloh
  • 18 – käävcinubáloh
  • 19 – oovcenubáloh
  • 20 – kyehtlov
  • 30 – kulmâlov
  • 40 – neljilov
  • 50 – vittlov
  • 60 – kuttlov
  • 70 – čiččâmlov
  • 80 – kähcilov
  • 90 – ohcelov
  • 100 – čyeđe
  • 1,000 – tuhhát
  • one million – miljon

Inari Sami numbering rules

  • Numbers from one to ten are specific words: ohtâ [1], kyehti [2], kulmâ [3], nelji [4], vittâ [5], kuttâ [6], čiččâm [7], käävci [8], oovce [9], and love [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed by suffixing the unit root with a form of the word for ten (nubáloh from love, ten): ohtunubáloh (or ohtânubaloh) [11], kyehtnubáloh [12], kulmânubáloh [13], neljinubáloh [14], vittânubáloh [15], kuttânubáloh [16], čiččâmnubáloh [17], käävcinubáloh [18], and oovcenubáloh [19].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (lov(e)), with the exception of ten itself: love [10], kyehtlov [20], kulmâlov [30], neljilov [40], vittlov [50], kuttlov [60], čiččâmlov [70], kähcilov [80], and ohcelov [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the digit with no space (e.g.: kyehtlovnelji [24], neljilovkuttâ [46]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for hundred (čyeđe, or čyet), with no space, with the exception of one hundred itself: čyeđe (or tčyehti) [100], kyehtičyede [200], kulmâčyede [300], neljičyede [400], vittâčyede [500], kuttâčyeđe [600], čiččâmčyeđe [700], käävcičyeđe [800], and oovcečyeđe [900].
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for thousand (tuhhát) with no space, with the exception of one thousand itself: tuhhát (or tuhháát) [1,000], kyehttuhhát [2,000], kulmâtuhhát [3,000], neljituhhát [4,000], vittâtuhhát [5,000], kuttâtuhhát [6,000], čiččâmtuhhát [7,000], käävcituhhát [8,000], and oovcetuhhát [9,000].
  • Millions are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for million (miljon, plural miljona) separated with a space, with the exception of one million itself: miljon [1 million], kyehti miljona [2 million], kulmâ miljona [3 million], nelji miljona [4 million], vittâ miljona [5 million]…

Books

The Sami People: Traditions in TransitionsThe Sami People: Traditions in Transitions
by , editors University of Alaska Press (2005)
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Parlons Lapon : Les Sames, langue et cultureParlons Lapon : Les Sames, langue et culture
by , editors L’Harmattan (1997)
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Sources

Sami languages

Inari Sami, Northern Sami, Pite Sami, Skolt Sami, and Southern Sami.

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