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Counting in Tukudede

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Language overview

The Tukudede language (also known as Tukude, Tokodede, Tokodé, and Tocod) belongs to the Austronesian family, and more specifically to the Malayo-Polynesian group. It is spoken in East timor in the district of Liquiçá, and counts about 63,200 speakers.
Due to lack of data, we can only count accurately up to 9,999 in Tukudede. Please contact us if you can help us counting up from that limit.

Tukudede numbering rules

  • Digits from one to nine are specific words, namely iso [1], ruu [2], telu [3], paat [4], lim [5], hohoniso [6] (5+1), hoho ruu [7] (5+2), hoho telu [8] (5+3), and hoho pat [9] (5+4). From the digit names, we can see that Tocodede follows a quinary numeral system.
  • The tens are formed by the word sakui (from sagulu, ten), followed by the multiplier digit, except for ten itself: sagulu [10], sakui ruu [20], sakui telu [30], sakui paat [40], sakui lim [50], sakui hohoniso [60], sakui hoho ruu [70], sakui hoho telu [80], and sakui hoho paat [90].
  • Compound numbers are formed by saying the ten, then the word gresi, and the digit (e.g.: sagulu gresi hoho telu [18], sakui paat gresi lim [45]).
  • The hundreds are built the same way as the tens, the word for hundred (atus) being followed by the multiplier digit: atus iso [100], atus ruu [200], atus telu [300], atus paat [400], atus lim [500]…
  • The thousands follow the same structure, the word for thousand being rihun: rihun iso [1,000], rihun ruu [2,000], rihun telu [3,000], rihun paat [4,000], rihun lim [5,000]…

Numbers list

1 – iso
2 – ruu
3 – telu
4 – paat
5 – lim
6 – hohoniso
7 – hoho ruu
8 – hoho telu
9 – hoho pat
10 – sagulu
11 – sagulu gresi iso
12 – sagulu gresi ruu
13 – sagulu gresi telu
14 – sagulu gresi paat
15 – sagulu gresi lim
16 – sagulu gresi hohoniso
17 – sagulu gresi hoho ruu
18 – sagulu gresi hoho telu
19 – sagulu gresi hoho pat
20 – sakui ruu
30 – sakui telu
40 – sakui paat
50 – sakui lim
60 – sakui hohoniso
70 – sakui hoho ruu
80 – sakui hoho telu
90 – sakui hoho paat
100 – atus iso
1,000 – rihun iso

Sources

Central Malayo-Polynesian languages

Gilbertese, Nume, South Efate, and Tukudede.

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