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Counting in Loglan

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Language overview

Loglan (for Logical language) is a constructed language created in 1955 by James Cooke Brown for linguistic research. Intended to test the Sapir-Whorf Hypothesis (shortly, the hypothesis that the structure of a language affects the ways in which its speakers are able to conceptualize their world), it is designed to be regular and unambiguous, and as culturally neutral as possible. It has later been followed by the Lojban language.

Loglan numbering rules

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words: ni [0], ne [1], to [2], te [3], fo [4], fe [5], so [6], se [7], vo [8], and ve [9].
  • Compound numbers are formed by juxtaposing their composing digits names to each others. Thus, we can form neni [10] (one zero), foto [42] (four two), sevo [78] (seven eight)…
  • When two zeroes are following each other, the word for hundred (ma) is used instead of nini: nema [100], toma [200], tema [300], foma [400], fema [500]… Compound hundreds are formed like other compound numbers (e.g.: vonive [809]).
  • When three zeroes are following each other, the word for thousand (mo) is used instead of ninini: nemo [1,000], tomo [2,000], temo [3,000], fomo [4,000], femo [5,000]… Compound thousands are formed like other compound numbers (e.g.: tomovo [2,008], teninefo [3,014], fesovevo [5,698]).
  • Millions are formed by prefixing the million word (momo, or two times three zeroes) by its multiplier (e.g.: nemomo [one million], tomomo [two million], tevemomo [39 million]).

Books

Loglan 1: A Logical LanguageLoglan 1: A Logical Language
by , editors The Loglan Institute (1989)
[Amazon.com Amazon.com]

Numbers list

1 – ne
2 – to
3 – te
4 – fo
5 – fe
6 – so
7 – se
8 – vo
9 – ve
10 – neni
11 – nene
12 – neto
13 – nete
14 – nefo
15 – nefe
16 – neso
17 – nese
18 – nevo
19 – neve
20 – toni
30 – teni
40 – foni
50 – feni
60 – soni
70 – seni
80 – voni
90 – veni
100 – nema
1,000 – nemo
one million – nemomo

Logical languages

Loglan, and Lojban.

Other supported languages

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