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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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