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Counting in Skolt Sami

Language overview

Forty-two in Skolt Sami Skolt Sami (sääˊmǩiõll, or Nuõrttsää’m) belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finno-Ugric group. It is spoken in Finland (in the village of Sevettijärvi) by about 400 speakers.

Skolt Sami numbers list

  • 1 – õhtt
  • 2 – kue’htt
  • 3 – koumm
  • 4 – nellj
  • 5 – viit
  • 6 – kutt
  • 7 – čiččâm
  • 8 – kääu’c
  • 9 – ååu’c
  • 10 – lååi
  • 11 – õtmlo
  • 12 – kuâtmlo
  • 13 – konmlo
  • 14 – nenjmlo
  • 15 – vitmlo
  • 16 – kutmlo
  • 17 – činmlo
  • 18 – käcmlo
  • 19 – åcmlo
  • 20 – kuâhttlo
  • 30 – koummlc
  • 40 – nelljlo
  • 50 – vittlo
  • 60 – kuttlo
  • 70 – čičmlo
  • 80 – kä’hcclo
  • 90 – å’hcclo
  • 100 – čua’tt
  • 1,000 – tohhât
  • one million – õhtt miljon

Skolt Sami numbering rules

  • Numbers from zero to ten are specific words: noll [0], õhtt [1], kue’htt (or kuåhht) [2], koumm (or koum, kolmm) [3], nellj [4], viit (or vitt) [5], kutt [6], čiččâm [7], kääu’c [8], ååu’c (or ååhh’c) [9], and lååi (or låå’k) [10].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers are formed by suffixing the unit root with a form of the word for ten (-lo from lååi, ten): õtmlo [11], kuâtmlo [12], konmlo [13], nenjmlo [14], vitmlo [15], kutmlo [16], činmlo [17], käcmlo [18], and åcmlo [19].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit root with the root of the word for ten (-lo), with the exception of ten itself: lååi [10], kuâhttlo (or kuåtlõk) [20], koummlc [30], nelljlo [40], vittlo [50], kuttlo [60], čičmlo [70], kä’hcclo [80], and å’hcclo [90]. However, another form exists where the word for ten (lååi) suffixes the multiplier root from thirty and above: koumlååi [30], nelljlååi [40], viitlååi [50], kuttlååi [60], čiččâmlååi [70], kää’hhclååi [80], and åå’hhclååi [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the digit with no space (e.g.: kuåtlõkkuå’t [22], kuåtlõkčiččâm [27]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for hundred (čua’tt), separated with a space, with the exception of one hundred itself: čua’tt (čue’tt, čue’đ) [100], kue’htt čua’tt [200], koumm čua’tt [300], nellj čua’tt [400], viit čua’tt [500], kutt čua’tt [600], čiččâm čua’tt [700], kääu’c čua’tt [800], and ååu’c čua’tt [900].
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for thousand (tohhât) with no space, with the exception of one thousand itself: dohat (or tohhât) [1,000], kue’httohhât [2,000], koummtohhât [3,000], nelljtohhât [4,000], viittohhât [5,000], kutttohhât [6,000], čiččâmtohhât [7,000], kääu’ctohhât [8,000], and ååu’ctohhât [9,000].
  • Millions are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for million (miljon) separated with a space: miljon [1 million], kue’htt miljon [2 million], koumm miljon [3 million], nellj miljon [4 million], viit miljon [5 million]…

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Books

The Sami People: Traditions in TransitionsThe Sami People: Traditions in Transitions
by , editors University of Alaska Press (2005)
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The Skolt Lapps TodayThe Skolt Lapps Today
by , editors Cambridge University Press (1977)
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Parlons Lapon : Les Sames, langue et cultureParlons Lapon : Les Sames, langue et culture
by , editors L’Harmattan (1997)
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Sources

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Inari Sami, Northern Sami, Pite Sami, Skolt Sami, and Southern Sami.

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