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Counting in Michif

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Language overview

Forty-two in Michif Michif is a mixed language spoken by the Métis nation in Canada (Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario) and United States (North Dakota). It combines Cree and Métis French, with some borrowing from English, Ojibwe, and Assiniboine. Michif numerals are based on Métis French, even though digits from one to five have another form based on Cree. Michif counts about 830 speakers.

Due to lack of data, this program can only count accurately up to 100 in Michif. Please contact me if you can help me counting up from that limit.

Michif numbers list

  • 1 – aeñ
  • 2 – deu
  • 3 – trwá
  • 4 – kátr
  • 5 – saeñk
  • 6 – sis
  • 7 – set
  • 8 – wit
  • 9 – naef
  • 10 – jis
  • 11 – óñz
  • 12 – dóz
  • 13 – trayz
  • 14 – katorz
  • 15 – kaeñz
  • 16 – saeñz
  • 17 – jis set
  • 18 – jis wit
  • 19 – jis naef
  • 20 – vaeñ
  • 30 – tráñt
  • 40 – karánt
  • 50 – saeñkánt
  • 60 – swesáñt
  • 70 – swesáñty jis
  • 80 – katávaeñ
  • 90 – katrávaen jis
  • 100 – sáñ

Michif numbering rules

  • Digits and numbers from one to sixteen are specific words, namely aeñ (or peyak) [1], deu (or nésho) [2], trwá (or nishto) [3], kátr (or neyo) [4], saeñk (or niyánan) [5], sis [6], set [7], wit [8], naef [9], jis [10], óñz [11], dóz [12], trayz [13], katorz [14], kaeñz [15], saeñz [16]. Seventeen to nineteen are regular numbers, i.e. named after the word for ten followed by the unit separated with a space: jis set [10 7], jis wit [10 8], jis naef [10 9].
  • The tens are specific words too, namely jis [10], vaeñ [20], tráñt [30], karánt [40], saeñkánt [50], swesáñt [60], swesáñty jis [70] (60+10), katávaeñ [80] (4*20), and katrávaen jis [90] (4*20+10).
  • Compound numbers are formed by stating the ten, then the unit separated with a space (e.g.: karánt sis [46], swesáñt naef [69]).
  • One hundred is sáñ.

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Llanito, and Michif.

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