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Counting in Lachixío Zapotec

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Language overview

Forty-two in Lachixío Zapotec Lachixío Zapotec is a Zapotecan language from the Oto-Manguean languages family spoken in West Oaxaca, east Sola de Vega, Santa Marma María Lachixío and San Vicente Lachixío towns, in the Mexican state of Oaxaca, by about 6,500 speakers.

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

Lachixío Zapotec numbers list

  • 1 – tucu
  • 2 – chiucu
  • 3 – chuna
  • 4 – tacu
  • 5 – ayu’
  • 6 – xu’cu
  • 7 – achi
  • 8 – xunu
  • 9 – quie’
  • 10 – chi’i
  • 11 – chi’i tucu
  • 12 – chi’i chiucu
  • 13 – chi’i chuna
  • 14 – chi’i tacu
  • 15 – chi’i ayu’
  • 16 – chi’i xu’cu
  • 17 – chi’i achi
  • 18 – chi’i xunu
  • 19 – chi’i quie’
  • 20 – ala
  • 30 – ala llichi’i
  • 40 – chiu’a
  • 50 – chiu’a nu’ chi’i
  • 60 – ayuna
  • 70 – ayuna nu’ chi’i
  • 80 – tacu nu’ ala
  • 90 – chuna ala lli chi’i
  • 100 – tucu ayu’u

Lachixío Zapotec numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: tucu [1], chiucu [2], chuna [3], tacu [4], ayu’ [5], xu’cu [6], achi [7], xunu [8], and quie’ [9].
  • Lachixío Zapotec uses the vigesimal system, hence the tens are formed on the words for ten and twenty, namely: chi’i [10], ala [20], ala llichi’i [30] (20+10), chiu’a [40], chiu’a nu’ chi’i [50] (40+10), ayuna [60], ayuna nu’ chi’i [70] (60+10), tacu nu’ ala [80] (4*20), and chuna ala lli chi’i [90] (3 * (20+10)).
  • When composed with a digit, numbers from eleven to ninety-nine are formed by saying the ten then the digit separated with a space (e.g.: ala ayu’ [25], chiu’a nu’ chi’i achi [57]).
  • Hundreds are formed by saying the multiplier digit before the word for hundred (ayu’u): tucu ayu’u [100], chiucu ayu’u [200], chuna ayu’u [300]… We can note here again the vigesimal system in use: as ayu’u is formed on ayu’ (five), it can be read as the contraction of five times twenty.

Books

San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec Dictionary (Vols. 1 and 2)San Lucas Quiaviní Zapotec Dictionary (Vols. 1 and 2)
editors UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Publications (1999)
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Guendaguti ñee sisi / La Muerte de pies ligeros (edición bilingüe zapoteco - español)Guendaguti ñee sisi / La Muerte de pies ligeros (edición bilingüe zapoteco - español)
by , editors Fondo de Cultura Económica (2005)
[Amazon.com Amazon.com]

Diccionario Zapoteco de San Lucas Quiaviní (Vols. 1 y 2)Diccionario Zapoteco de San Lucas Quiaviní (Vols. 1 y 2)
editors UCLA Chicano Studies Research Center Publications (1999)
[Amazon.com Amazon.com]

Oto-Manguean languages

Aloápam Zapotec, Choapan Zapotec, Isthmus Zapotec, Lachixío Zapotec, and Santa Ana Yareni Zapotec.

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