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Counting in Timbisha

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Language overview

Timbisha (Nümünangkawih, or Panamint) is a Native American language belonging to the Uto-Aztecan language family, and more specifically to the Numic branch. It was spoken by the Native Americans who have inhabited the region in and around Death Valley, California and the southern Owens Valley since late prehistoric times. Nearly extinct, it counts less than twenty speakers.

Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 999 in Timbisha. Please contact us if you can help us counting up from that limit.

Timbisha numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words: sümüttün [1], waha(ttün) [2], pahi(ttün) [3], wattsüwi(tün) [4], maniki(tün) [5], naapai(tün) [6], taattsüwi(tün) [7], woosüwi(tün) [8], and wanikki(tün)/wanükki(tün) [9].
  • Tens are formed by suffixing the root of the multiplier digit with -moono: süümootün/süümoono/süümooyüntün [10], wahamoono [20], pahimoono [30], watsümoono [40], manikimoono [50], naapaimoono [60], taattsüwimoono [70], woosüwimoono [80], and wanikkimoono [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by starting with the ten suffixed with -yüntü (optional for numbers between eleven and nineteen), then then unit it its object form, followed with the word ma (with) and to’engkünna (come out with/for): (süümooyüntü) wahattüm ma to’engkünna [12], pahimooyüntü sümüttüm ma to’engkünna [31].
  • Hundreds are formed by suffixing the root of the multiplier digit with -seentu, followed with the verb naatu (to be): sümüseentu naatu [100], wahaseentu naatu [200], pahiseentu naatu [300], wattsüwiseentu naatu [400], manikiseentu naatu [500], naapaiseentu naatu [600], taattsüwiseentu naatu [700], woosüwiseentu naatu [800], and wanikkiseentu naatu [900].

Books

Tümpisa (Panamint) Shoshone dictionaryTümpisa (Panamint) Shoshone dictionary
, editors University of California Press (1989)

Numbers list

  • 1 – sümüttün
  • 2 – wahattün
  • 3 – pahittün
  • 4 – wattsüwitün
  • 5 – manikitün
  • 6 – naapaitün
  • 7 – taattsüwitün
  • 8 – woosüwitün
  • 9 – wanikkitün
  • 10 – süümootün
  • 11 – süümooyüntü sümüttüm ma to’engkünna
  • 12 – süümooyüntü wahattüm ma to’engkünna
  • 13 – süümooyüntü pahittüm ma to’engkünna
  • 14 – süümooyüntü wattsüwitüm ma to’engkünna
  • 15 – süümooyüntü manikitüm ma to’engkünna
  • 16 – süümooyüntü naapaitüm ma to’engkünna
  • 17 – süümooyüntü taattsüwitüm ma to’engkünna
  • 18 – süümooyüntü woosüwitüm ma to’engkünna
  • 19 – süümooyüntü wanikkitüm ma to’engkünna
  • 20 – wahamoono
  • 30 – pahimoono
  • 40 – watsümoono
  • 50 – manikimoono
  • 60 – naapaimoono
  • 70 – taattsüwimoono
  • 80 – woosüwimoono
  • 90 – wanikkimoono
  • 100 – sümüseentu naatu

Uto-Aztecan languages

Central Tarahumara, Hopi, and Timbisha.

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