Counting 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 , zi , zay , za , ze , zü , zų , zaf , waf , and saf .
- The tens are formed by prefixing the word for ten (mafzi, literally zero one) by its multiplier digit, except for ten itself: mafzi , zaymafzi , zamafzi , zemafzi , zümafzi , zųmafzi , zafmafzi , wafmafzi , and safmafzi .
- 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 , zafmafwaf ). However, for numbers from eleven to nineteen, we use the regular form of ten (zimaf) and not its simple form (mafzi): zimafzi , zimafze .
- The hundreds are formed by prefixing the word for hundred (mafmaf, literally zero zero) by its multiplier digit: zimafmaf , zaymafmaf , zamafmaf , zemafmaf , zümafmaf , zųmafmaf , zafmafmaf , wafmafmaf , and safmafmaf .
- Compound hundreds are formed stating first the hundred, then the conjunction aks (and), and the following ten or unit (eg.: zimafmaf aks zümafwaf , zafmafmaf aks zamafzay ).
- 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 , 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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Va Ehenív: Va Shín-malanív: A Guide to The Pirate Dialect of Va Ehenív
by Nina-Kristine Johnson , editors Independently published (2018)
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Va Ehenív: A Conversational Language Course
by Nina-Kristine Johnson , editors Independently published (2017)
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