Counting in Kotava

Language overview

Forty-two in Kotava Kotava (or language of each and everyone) is an international auxiliary language created in 1978 by the linguist Staren Fetcey. A priori language, with both artificial roots and a simplified derivation, Kotava has an absolutely regular grammar, with no exceptions and strictly phonetic. It is principally written in a simplified Latin alphabet of 24 letters/phonemes.

Kotava numbering rules

  • Digits from zero to nine are rendered by specific roots suffixed like all cardinal numbers with oy: nedoy [0], tanoy [1], toloy [2], baroy [3], balemoy [4], aluboy [5], tevoy [6], peroy [7], anyustoy [8], and lerdoy [9].
  • Tens are formed by adding the root of ten (san) after the root of the matching multiplier digit: tan-sanoy [10] (simplified into sanoy), tol-sanoy [20], bar-sanoy [30], balem-sanoy [40], alub-sanoy [50], tev-sanoy [60], per-sanoy [70], anyust-sanoy [80], and lerd-sanoy [90].
  • Compound numbers from twenty-one to ninety-one are formed by adding the unit digit on the right, all the roots being linked with a hyphen (e.g.: tol-san-aluboy [25], tev-san-tevoy [66]).
  • All the other numbers are formed on the same principle as the tens: hundreds (decemoy [100], tol-decemoy [200], bar-decemoy [300]…), thousands (decitoy [1,000], tol-decitoy [2,000], bar-decitoy [3,000]…), tens of thousands (kunoy [10,000], tol-kunoy [20,000], bar-kunoy [30,000]…), hundreds of thousands (vuntoy [100,000], tol-vuntoy [200,000], bar-vuntoy [300,000]…), etc.
  • Higher scale numbers group their digits by three: million (celemoy, 106), billion (felemoy, 109), trillion (tungoy, 1012), quadrillion (pungoy, 1015), quintillion (eungoy, 1018), sextillion (zungoy, 1021), septillion (yungoy, 1024).
  • Compound numbers are formed by starting with the higher scale numbers and ending with the smaller scale one, suffixed by oy (e.g.: balem-decem-alub-san-anyustoy [458], tev-kun-per-decem-per-san-lerdoy [60,779]).

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Auxiliary languages

Babm, Bolak, Digisk Folkspraak, Esperanto, Folkspraak, Glosa, Idiom neutral, Ido, Intal, Interlingua, Interlingue, Kotava, Langue nouvelle, Latino sine flexione, Lingua Franca Nova, Lingwa de planeta, Mondial, Mondlango, Ro, Solresol, Sona, Spokil, Tutonish, Uropi, and Volapük.

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