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Counting in Va Ehenív

Language overview

Forty-two in Va Ehenív The Va Ehenív language is an artificial language created from 2004 by Nina-Kristine Johnson, linguist fan of the video game The Legend of Zelda. Inspired by the Gerudos of Ocarina of Time, its grammar is based on Japanese.

Va Ehenív numbers list

  • 1 – zi
  • 2 – zay
  • 3 – za
  • 4 – ze
  • 5 – zü
  • 6 – zų
  • 7 – zaf
  • 8 – waf
  • 9 – saf
  • 10 – mafzi
  • 11 – zimafzi
  • 12 – zimafzay
  • 13 – zimafza
  • 14 – zimafze
  • 15 – zimafzü
  • 16 – zimafzų
  • 17 – zimafzaf
  • 18 – zimafwaf
  • 19 – zimafsaf
  • 20 – zaymafzi
  • 30 – zamafzi
  • 40 – zemafzi
  • 50 – zümafzi
  • 60 – zųmafzi
  • 70 – zafmafzi
  • 80 – wafmafzi
  • 90 – safmafzi
  • 100 – zimafmaf

Va Ehenív numbering rules

  • Digits from zero to nine are specific words, namely maf [0], zi [1], zay [2], za [3], ze [4], [5], [6], zaf [7], waf [8], and saf [9].
  • The tens are formed by prefixing the word for ten (mafzi, literally zero one) by its multiplier digit, except for ten itself: mafzi [10], zaymafzi [20], zamafzi [30], zemafzi [40], zümafzi [50], zųmafzi [60], zafmafzi [70], wafmafzi [80], and safmafzi [90].
  • Compound numbers up to ninety-nine are formed starting by the ten, of which we remove its suffix -zi, by the name of the unit digit (eg.: zaymafzü [25], zafmafwaf [78]). However, for numbers from eleven to nineteen, we use the regular form of ten (zimaf) and not its simple form (mafzi): zimafzi [11], zimafze [14].
  • The hundreds are formed by prefixing the word for hundred (mafmaf, literally zero zero) by its multiplier digit: zimafmaf [100], zaymafmaf [200], zamafmaf [300], zemafmaf [400], zümafmaf [500], zųmafmaf [600], zafmafmaf [700], wafmafmaf [800], and safmafmaf [900].
  • Compound hundreds are formed stating first the hundred, then the conjunction aks (and), and the following ten or unit (eg.: zimafmaf aks zümafwaf [158], zafmafmaf aks zamafzay [732]).
  • The thousands are formed stating the multiplier digit before the word for thousand (élfa), linked by a hyphen, except for one thousand itself when not compound: z’élfa [1,000] (and not zi-élfa), zay-élfa [2,000], za-élfa [3,000], ze-élfa [4,000], zü-élfa [5,000], zų-élfa [6,000], zaf-élfa [7,000], waf-élfa [8,000], and saf-élfa [9,000]. For the tens of thousand, the suffix -zi of the ten is dropped and replaced with a hyphen (e.g.: zamaf-élfa [30,000] (and not zamafzi élfa).
  • The compound numbers are formed by linking the scale words (thousands, hundreds, tens) with the conjunction aks (and): zimafmaf aks zümafwaf [158], zi-élfa aks za [1,003], zemafmaf aks zamaf-élfa aks zimafmaf aks zafmafzi [420,171].
  • The word for million (106) is élfa-élfa, or literally (a) thousand thousand. The millions are regularly formed starting by the multiplier digit linked with a hyphen to the word for million, except for one million: élfa-élfa [1 million], zay-élfa-élfa [2 millions], za-élfa-élfa [3 millions]…

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Books

Va Ehenív: A Conversational Language CourseVa Ehenív: A Conversational Language Course
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