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Counting in Saterland Frisian

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Language overview

Saterland Frisian (Seeltersk), also known as Sater Frisian or Saterlandic, is a language that belongs to the Indo-European family, in the germanic group. Dialect of the East Frisian language, it is spoken in Lower Saxony, Germany, and counts about one thousand speakers.

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

Saterland Frisian numbering rules

  • Digits and numbers from one to twelve are specific words: een (masculine: aan) [1], two (masculine: twäin) [2], tjo (masculine: träi) [3], fjauer [4], fieuw [5], säks [6], soogen [7], oachte [8], njuugen [9], tjoon [10], alwen [11], and tweelich [12].
  • From thirteen to nineteen, the numbers are formed from the matching multipliar digit, adding the word for ten (tien) at the end: trättien [13], fjautien [14], füüftien [15], säkstien [16], soogentien [17], achttien [18], and njuugentien [19].
  • The tens are formed by adding the suffix -tich at the end of the digits, with the exception of ten: tjoon [10], twintich [20], trüütich [30], fjautich [40], füüftich [50], säkstich [60], soogentich [70], tachentich [80], and njuugentich [90].
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the tens and units are joined with the word un (and), but the unit is said before the ten (e.g.: eenuntrüütich [31], fieuwunfjautich [45]).
  • Hundred (hunnert) and thousand (duusend) are not separated from their multiplier by a space (e.g.: twohunnert [200], tjoduusend [3,000], tjoonduusend [10,000]).

Numbers list

  • 1 – een
  • 2 – two
  • 3 – tjo
  • 4 – fjauer
  • 5 – fieuw
  • 6 – säks
  • 7 – soogen
  • 8 – oachte
  • 9 – njuugen
  • 10 – tjoon
  • 11 – alwen
  • 12 – tweelich
  • 13 – trättien
  • 14 – fjautien
  • 15 – füüftien
  • 16 – säkstien
  • 17 – soogentien
  • 18 – achttien
  • 19 – njuugentien
  • 20 – twintich
  • 30 – trüütich
  • 40 – fjautich
  • 50 – füüftich
  • 60 – säkstich
  • 70 – soogentich
  • 80 – tachentich
  • 90 – njuugentich
  • 100 – hunnert
  • 1,000 – duusend

West Germanic languages

Afrikaans, Alsatian, Bavarian, English, German, Luxembourgish, North Frisian, Pennsylvania German, Plautdietsch, Saterland Frisian, Swiss German, and West Frisian.

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