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Counting in Southern Sami

Language overview

Forty-two in Southern Sami Southern Sami (Åarjelsaemien gïele) belongs to the Uralic family, in the Finno-Ugric group. It is spoken in the municipalities of Snåsa and Hattfjelldal (Norway) by about 600 speakers.

Southern Sami numbers list

  • 1 – akte
  • 2 – göökte
  • 3 – golme
  • 4 – njieljie
  • 5 – vïjhte
  • 6 – govhte
  • 7 – tjïjhtje
  • 8 – gaektsie
  • 9 – uktsie
  • 10 – luhkie
  • 11 – luhkieakte
  • 12 – luhkiegöökte
  • 13 – luhkiegolme
  • 14 – luhkienjieljie
  • 15 – luhkievïjhte
  • 16 – luhkiegovhte
  • 17 – luhkietjïjhtje
  • 18 – luhkiegaektsie
  • 19 – luhkieuktsie
  • 20 – göökteluhkie
  • 30 – golmeluhkie
  • 40 – njieljieluhkie
  • 50 – vïjhteluhkie
  • 60 – govhteluhkie
  • 70 – tjïjhtjeluhkie
  • 80 – gaektsieluhkie
  • 90 – uktsieluhkie
  • 100 – tjuetie
  • 1,000 – tåvsene
  • one million – akte miljon

Southern Sami numbering rules

  • Numbers from one to nine are specific words: akte [1], göökte [2], golme [3], njieljie [4], vïjhte [5], govhte [6], tjïjhtje [7], gaektsie [8], and uktsie [9].
  • The tens are formed by suffixing the multiplier digit with the word for ten (luhkie), with the exception of ten itself: luhkie [10], göökteluhkie [20], golmeluhkie [30], njieljieluhkie [40], vïjhteluhkie [50], govhteluhkie [60], tjïjhtjeluhkie [70], gaektsieluhkie [80], and uktsieluhkie [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the digit with no space (e.g.: luhkiegöökte [12], göökteluhkieakte [21], vïjhteluhkiegovhte [56]).
  • Hundreds are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for hundred (tjuetie), with no space, with the exception of one hundred itself: tjuetie [100], gööktetjuetie [200], golmetjuetie [300], njieljietjuetie [400], vïjhtetjuetie [500], govhtetjuetie [600], tjïjhtjetjuetie [700], gaektsietjuetie [800], and uktsietjuetie [900].
  • Thousands are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for thousand (tåvsene) with no space, with the exception of one thousand itself: tåvsene [1,000], gööktetåvsene [2,000], golmetåvsene [3,000], njieljietåvsene [4,000], vïjhtetåvsene [5,000], govhtetåvsene [6,000], tjïjhtjetåvsene [7,000], gaektsietåvsene [8,000], and uktsietåvsene [9,000].
  • Millions are formed by setting the multiplier unit before the word for million (miljon, plural miljona) separated with a space: akte miljon [1 million], göökte miljona [2 million], golme miljona [3 million], njieljie miljona [4 million], vïjhte miljona [5 million]…
  • Compound numbers are formed by juxtaposing the numbers with no space from the higher ones to the smaller ones (e.g.: gööktetjuetievïjhteluhkiegaektsie [258], tåvsenetjïjhtjetjuetiegaektsieluhkieuktsie [1,789]), the million word being separated with spaces (e.g.: akte miljon tjïjhtjetåvsenevïjhte [1,007,005], göökte miljona tåvsenegolmetjuetie [2,001,300]).

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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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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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