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Counting in Kiitra

Language overview

Forty-two in Kiitra Kiitra is one of the six major indigenous languages of the planet Alplaa, used throughout its solar system as a universal auxiliary language, in the fictional world of Lamikorda, a science-fiction novel written by D. R. Merrill. Kiitra has its own alphabet named hirmekei, which is highly phonetic.

Kiitra numbers list

  • 1 – okh
  • 2 – dof
  • 3 – dol
  • 4 – got
  • 5 – ponk
  • 6 – zot
  • 7 – sipot
  • 8 – ozat
  • 9 – nof
  • 10 – taz
  • 11 – taz’n’okh
  • 12 – taz’n’dof
  • 13 – taz’n’dol
  • 14 – taz’n’got
  • 15 – taz’n’ponk
  • 16 – taz’n’zot
  • 17 – taz’n’sipot
  • 18 – taz’n’ozat
  • 19 – taz’n’nof
  • 20 – dof’taz
  • 30 – dol’taz
  • 40 – gotaz
  • 50 – ponk’taz
  • 60 – zotaz
  • 70 – sipotaz
  • 80 – ozataz
  • 90 – nof’taz
  • 100 – shot
  • 1,000 – mot
  • one million – haalmot
  • one billion – jermot
  • one trillion – mormot

Kiitra numbering rules

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words: jon [0], okh [1], dof [2], dol [3], got [4], ponk [5], zot [6], sipot [7], ozat [8], and nof [9].
  • The tens are formed by prefixing the word for ten (taz) by its multiplier linked with an apostrophe (a glottal stop) if the multiplier does not end in t, else that t drops, with the exception of ten itself: taz [10], dof’taz [20], dol’taz [30], gotaz [40], ponk’taz [50], zotaz [60], sipotaz [70], ozataz [80], and nof’taz [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the digit separated with the letter n (for en, and) surrounded by apostrophes (e.g.: gotaz’n’dol [43], sipotaz’n’dof [72], ozataz’n’got [84]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for hundred (shot), linked with an apostrophe (a glottal stop), with the exception of one hundred itself: shot [100], dof’shot [200], dol’shot [300], got’shot [400], ponk’shot [500], zot’shot [600], sipot’shot [700], ozat’shot [800], and nof’shot [900].
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for thousand (mot), linked with an apostrophe (a glottal stop), with the exception of one thousand itself: mot [1,000], dof’mot [2,000], dol’mot [3,000], got’mot [4,000], ponk’mot [5,000], zot’mot [6,000], sipot’mot [7,000], ozat’mot [8,000], and nof’mot [9,000].
  • Big compound numbers are formed by linking each group of three numbers with an apostrophe, or glottal stop (e.g.: ponk’shot’dof’mot’dol’shot’sipotaz’n’got [502,374]).
  • Kiitra uses the short scale to express large numbers: each scale number greater than a million is a thousand times greater than its predecessor, like in English. Thus, we get haalmot (one million, 106), jermot (one billion, 109), and mormot (one trillion, 1012).

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