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Counting in Tsez

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Language overview

Tsez (цезйас мец, cezyas mec or цез мец, cez mec) is a Northeast Caucasian language also known as Dido. Spoken in Southern Dagestan, it counts about 15,000 speakers. With no real litterary tradition, it is not written but can be transcribed in Latin or Cyrillic alphabet.

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

Tsez numbers list

  • 1 – sis
  • 2 – q’ˁano
  • 3 – łˁono
  • 4 – uyno
  • 5 – łeno
  • 6 – iłno
  • 7 – ʕoƛno
  • 8 – biƛno
  • 9 – oč’č’ino
  • 10 – oc’c’ino
  • 11 – oc’c’ino sis
  • 12 – oc’c’ino q’ˁano
  • 13 – oc’c’ino łˁono
  • 14 – oc’c’ino uyno
  • 15 – oc’c’ino łeno
  • 16 – oc’c’ino iłno
  • 17 – oc’c’ino ʕoƛno
  • 18 – oc’c’ino biƛno
  • 19 – oc’c’ino oč’č’ino
  • 20 – quno
  • 30 – quno oc’c’ino
  • 40 – q’ˁanoqu
  • 50 – q’ˁanoquno oc’c’ino
  • 60 – łˁonoqu
  • 70 – łˁonoquno oc’c’ino
  • 80 – uynoqu
  • 90 – uynoquno oc’c’ino
  • 100 – bišon
  • 1,000 – ʕazar

Tsez numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely sis [1], q’ˁano [2], łˁono [3], uyno [4], łeno [5], iłno [6], ʕoƛno [7], biƛno [8], and oč’č’ino [9].
  • From eleven to nineteen, the numbers can be written two different ways. The straightforward way is by using the word for ten (oc’c’ino) followed by the digit separated by a space: oc’c’ino sis [11], oc’c’ino q’ˁano [12], oc’c’ino łˁono [13], oc’c’ino uyno [14], oc’c’ino łeno [15], oc’c’ino iłno [16], oc’c’ino ʕoƛno [17], oc’c’ino biƛno [18], and oc’c’ino oč’č’ino [19]. They can also be created by adding the suffix -oc’i to the digit root: siyoc’i [11], q’ˁayoc’i [12], łˁoyoc’i [13], uwoc’i [14], łewoc’i [15], iłoc’i [16], ʕoƛoc’i [17], biƛoc’i [18], and eč’oc’i [19].
  • Ten is thus said oc’c’ino, and twenty quno. Above twenty, tens are formed on the basis of multiples of twenty: quno oc’c’ino [30] (20 + 10), qʼˁanoqu [40], qʼˁanoquno oc’c’ino [50] (40 + 10), łˁonoqu [60], qʼˁanoquno oc’c’ino [70] (60 + 10), uynoqu [80], and qʼˁanoquno oc’c’ino [90] (80 + 10). The Tsez language uses a hybrid vigesimal-decimal numeral base.
  • From twenty-one to ninety-nine, the compound numbers are built by saying the ten suffixed by -no (and) unless the ten name already ends with this syllable, then the digit separated by a space for the twenty multiples (eg. quno łˁono [23], q’ˁanoquno iłno [46]). For the intermediary tens numbers, they are decomposed as the previous twenty multiple followed by the eleven to nineteen number, in any of its forms (eg. łˁonoquno oc’c’ino q’ˁano or łˁonoquno q’ˁayoc’i [72] (60 + 12)).
  • One hundred is said bišon. When composed, it changes to bišom to which the -no (and) suffix is added (e.g.: bišon [100], bišomno quno [120]). The higher hundreds are built by putting the multiplier before the hundred word (e.g.: q’ˁano bišon [200], łˁono bišon [300], łˁono bišomno quno oc’c’ino łˁono or łˁono bišomno quno łˁoyoc’i [333]).
  • The thousands follow the same rule as the hundreds (e.g.: ʕazar [1,000], q’ˁano ʕazar [2,000], łˁono ʕazarno łˁono bišomno q’ˁanoquno łeno [3,345]).

North Caucasian languages

Adyghe, Bezhta, Ingush, and Tsez.

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