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Counting in Lombard (Milanese)

Enter a number and get it written in full in Lombard (Milanese).

Language overview

The Lombard language (Lumbaart) is a member of the Gallo-Italic group of the Romance languages family. Mainly spoken in Italy (Lombardy and Piedmont), it is also in use in Switzerland (Ticino and Grisons), and counts about 3.5 million speakers. The Milanese dialect is its Western variety, also known as Insubric.

Lombard (Milanese) numbering rules

  • Numbers from one to ten are specific words, namely vun [1] (feminine: vuna), duu [2] (feminine: ), trii [3] (feminine: tré), quatter [4], cinch [5], ses [6], sett [7], vott [8], noeuv [9], and des [10].
  • From eleven to sixteen, the number is formed from the root of the digit followed by ten: vundes [11], dodes [12], tredes [13], quattordes [14], quindes [15], and sedes [16]. From seventeen to nineteen, the order is reversed, as the unit is directly put after the ten: dersett [17] (with a consonant change here), desdott [18], and desnoeuv [19].
  • The tens have specific names based on the matching multiplier digit root except for ten and twenty: des [10], vint [20], trenta [30], quaranta [40], cinquanta [50], sessanta [60], settanta [70], vottanta [80], and novanta [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by juxtaposing the ten and the unit, causing an apheresis of the first letter of the unit after twenty for one and eight (e.g.: vintun [21], vinttrii [23], vintott [28]) and for eight only for higher tens (e.g.: trentavun [31], quarantott [48]).
  • The hundreds are formed by removing the space between the multiplier and the word for hundred (cent), with some irregularities: cent [100], dusent [200], tresent [300], quattercent [400], cinchcent [500], ses’cent [600], settcent [700], vottcent [800], and noeuvcent [900].
  • Hundreds, tens and units are linked together with no space (e.g.: centnoeuv [109], dusenttrenta [230], noeuvcentnovantanoeuv [999]).
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier digit, then a space and the word for thousand (mila), except for one thousand itself (note that thousand is feminine, hence its multipier is set in feminine gender): mila [1,000], dò mila [2,000], tré mila [3,000], quatter mila [4,000], cinch mila [5,000]…
  • Groups of three digits are linked with the coordinating conjunction e (and) (e.g.: mila e cent [1,100], on milion e dusenttrentaquatter mila e cinchcentsessantasett [1,234,567]).
  • One million is on milion, and one billion, on miliard. We can see that Lombard uses the long scale for big numbers where every new word greater than a million is one million times bigger than the previous term.

Numbers list

1 – vun
2 – duu
3 – trii
4 – quatter
5 – cinch
6 – ses
7 – sett
8 – vott
9 – noeuv
10 – des
11 – vundes
12 – dodes
13 – tredes
14 – quattordes
15 – quindes
16 – sedes
17 – dersett
18 – desdott
19 – desnoeuv
20 – vint
30 – trenta
40 – quaranta
50 – cinquanta
60 – sessanta
70 – settanta
80 – vottanta
90 – novanta
100 – cent
1,000 – mila
one million – on milion
one billion – on miliard

Romance languages

Asturian, Catalan, Corsican, Eonavian, French, French (Belgium), French (Switzerland), Friulian, Galician, Italian, Jèrriais, Ladin, Latin, Lombard (Milanese), Occitan, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romansh, Sardinian, Spanish, Spanish (Puerto Rico), and Venetian.

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